So some of you know me, some of you don't. :) I have a horse named Ike. He's my pride and joy (of course) except we have this little problem.
He's lame. -.-
*sigh* yes, the love of my life is lame to the point of not being able to be ridden. *headdesk* He will be going to see the vet soon (we've tried EVERYTHING... stall rest, bute, working through it...) The other problem is he is 5 years old and hyper without his usual 5 day a week workouts! He's going stir crazy and it's creating bad habits. The other day I was taking him in to groom him and he reared while I was leading him Now, THAT is something new. He's usually very calm and level headed. Never offered to do that before. My personal opinion is that he's just bored. He's out in the pasture bugging the heck out of our other two horses as we speak.
So I guess my question is what do I do? He's very smart and I feel like I'm just letting him go to waste. What can I do with him? Any ideas? I'm open to trick training (safe ONLY), ground work, games to play with him, toys to make for him... anything really. Personal stories and opinions are welcome :)