Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bathurst, Australia.
He has no. Health issues. We have had every thing we can think of done to him, it's got to be because he's been out of training.
We do not know his history past his last owner, he was rescued from a woman who got him and used to use every measure to make him work, beating him ect. He's been trained since a 3 y/o, and worked up till age 6, then turned out into a paddock.
He does have a dip in his hindquarters, the vertebrae, is there, just sunken down, the vets haave said it's not problem, but could cause him to have issues, because he has'nt come back into work, and when he trots, his hind legs cross infront of theselves at an angle. Which we believe could be to do with this, though he is 100% sound.
I really want to avoid lunging now as much as possible, I bought him 5 th of feb, and have basically lunged him from that day, because I did'nt have a saddle. I did ground work with him, trotting in hand ect. Which he does'nt have a problem with. I do know what to do with lunging though.
So we were considering the trainer, but yesterday he seemed alot better, I think he just needs to be reminded he can't go back to his paddock, and must work, instead of being naughty and doing what he can to go home.