Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bathurst, Australia.
"I've recently bought Red. He has been abused, please take this into note when making comments or anything.
On wednesday, I went to lunge Red. He plain refused, we I went to send him out, instead of walking out, like he usually does. He backed up, throwing hsi head up, and then proceeding to lash out, when he got moving. He bucked up, threw his head, and kicked out. He trotted out first up, and crushed into me. I directed him out. Though he just crammed in again. He can't be used with a whip, or using the lunge to direct him, because he rears. And this is exactly what he did, when I used the end of the lunge to get moving, with a small flick. He stopped backed up, and reared. Nothing huge or attack like. More like "I want out!"
The second time, we were walking, in hand halter. I was doing some weaving. Just to change from our usual, in hand walk. Incorporate some hills, and body movements. He's very stiff, and does'nt engage very well. This really got his brain thinking, he gets stressed very easily. So I stop, let him relax, and continued the walk. He started head tossing, then he reared. So I told him to stand still. He did, looking shocked.
Then we walked on. He then reared, and lashed out. Im not even sure what caused this, he just went up, legs flailing. Then he was back down like nothing happened. I don't even know how to disipline him, because he does'nt seem to register between the actions he does.
And I can't hit him, or use a whip or anything, because he goes absolutly mental. I've already seen this happen twice, and I don't want to see it happen again.
OR Should I get a trainer for him, and see if they can do anything about his problem?