I have a horse that is about 3.5 years old. When we first got her the lady rode her over to the house. There were dogs barking, cars passing etc. I rode her 3 times and then.....well then she started bucking me off.
She bucked me off the first time and I got right back up on her and rode her for a little while longer.
The second time she bucked my daughter off. We were just standing there and the horse bucked for no reason.
If I have the lead rope just walking this horse and even raise my hand she freaks out. You can't make ANY sudden movement or the will just about kill herself trying to get away.
I was walking her the other day...no saddle, just a lead rope. We were doing fine and there was a small piece of PVC pipe on the ground and she stepped over it will all her feet but as her back foot went across it barely touched it and made a sound. The horse started bucking up with her front legs.....she slipped in the mud and fell down feet going every which way....and ended up sitting on her butt like a dog would sit. She was breathing really heavy out of her nose and was completely freaked out. I still had her lead rope and I was talking to her trying to calm her down. She eventually calmed down and we went back to the fence and all was okay.
Yesterday I got a friend over who is really good with horses and much better than me at riding and he tried to ride her. When she stepped on a small stick and it broke beneath her feet she freaked out .....started coming up with her front legs and eventually threw him. She then ran straight for me and the look in her eyes was that of sheer terror.
I don't think she bucks to be mean but she is actually scared for her life.
I was talking to a person the other day and he said that a horse that is THAT spooked will be hard to un-spook.
What are your thoughts on this?
The lady who gave us the horse rescues horses and I really do love the horse.....but she seems crazy and when she does that it makes me nervous. I would never let my kids on this horse and im to the point now to where im scared to get on her.
She has been with us since December and she seems to be making our other horses more nervous and crazy. She also seems to be getting worse herself.
The lady said she would gladly take the horse back to her place but I really do like her and would rather keep her if possible.
Here is the lady I speak of.