Horse kicks when being mounted?
Hey riders, so I have a problem with my horse that is starting to become bad, and could potentially be very dangerous to both me and other riders.
So my horse has a lot of flaws that have to do with tacking up. These are things I can deal with because for the most part, they are not too bad and he is getting better with them. One of his biggest (and most annoying) problems is anything associated with mounting: The biggest thing is that he won't stand still - he will try to do anything he can to NOT be mounted. Since a mounting block is necessary for me, he doesn't want to stand for it. I have resorted to having him against a wall and another person holding him while I try to hop up.
But lately, he has resorted to kicking!!! Yes, this little s*** will kick out with his left hind foot while I'm trying to get on his back. Not only does this make me nervous, but it makes me angry!! The fact that he doesn't want me on his back so much that he will resort to kicking me makes me very upset. It doesn't happen every time but has happened more than four times. And don't get me wrong, I don't just stand there and say "please don't do that.." he gets a super loud "no ransom!!!!!!!!" and a few smacks. This only seems to happen when we are not having lessons *surprising* so my coach has never been around to see it. And I feel like when I tell her, she thinks I am over exaggerating. Next time I see her, I will talk to her again and ask her what I should do?? But for now, I would like to know your opinions..
I would really prefer if you didn't say anything about how I should take lessons, get somebody more experienced to ride him, etc because that is really not helpful..I have common sense.
Anyways, I'm not going to take care of this on my own and do what somebody online tells me to do, I just want your opinion. I will be talking to my coach soon to get some help with this as it worries me I could get injured or he could take it farther.
Also, he really is a good horse besides these flaws, I'm pretty angry at him right now so I'm not going to talk about the reasons I love him but at this moment, once you get on his back..he really is a good boy and does what you ask him to.
Thanks so much! If you read it all, you are awesome!
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