Originally Posted by WesternRider
no your not mistaken with other people he will rear but for me he will not he has never spooked or anything like that with me. He has never done realy anything to hurt me but he is cheeky he knows what he's doing wrong for an example grazing when not alowd but even if I put my foot under his nose or whatever he just doesnt care.... he's like that with everything he just doesnt give two ****s. As I am so new to bert its hard for me to learn.. without help (im more of a hands on learner) and the people at my barn don't realy help me at all even tho im sure they can see I need help.. bert not.. bad he's just cheeky and doesnt give a crap
What we are trying to tell you is that being "cheeky and not giving a crap" is basically being totally disrespectful towards you and will end up with you getting hurt. He may not have reared with you yet, because you may not have held him to the same standards of behaviour that others have. But when you do, he will rear!!! A horse who rears is a dangerous horse to deal with.
I'm not a novice horse handler and I would NEVER attempt to deal with one who rears. You are in over your head.
Get help before you get hurt. You cannot be a hands on learner with a dangerous horse. It may be that the others at your barn do not want to "help" you because they don't want to deal with him either!!!
We seem to have a basic failure to communicate here. You're saying he's just cheeky and doesn't give a crap and we are trying to tell you that these sentiments translated into horse language basically means that someone, somewhere is going to get hurt! You have a 1,000 lb. Animal who doesn't respect you and could seriously hurt you even if he were well intentioned. He's NOT well-intentioned, you just said it: he doesn't care.
A cheeky horse is NOT the equivalent of a cheeky chihuahua!!
It is essential that he respects people. ESSENTIAL to your well-being and his. If you really care about this horse you will get a trainer to help you both before he hurts someone and/or gets a rotten reputation (or a worse one than he has right now.) I know you love him, but you have to know when you are overhorsed. You're there.