Many of you know that I just got a 10 yr. Old paint gelding.... He was delivered yesterday, and I haven't ridden him yet, but HOLY COW does he have TERRIBLE ground manners!
I went and rode him, at his previous owners place, 2 weeks ago and he rode just AWESOME.... outgoing, gentle, and very responsive.
I made the mistake of not seeing him in the pasture though.
I did notice that he was mouthy and kind of pushy when he was being tacked up but the instant you land in the saddle, he's just awesome.
So my question is.... how can I fix this?
And does any one else know of any horses that stink with their ground manners but are gentlemen under saddle?
Oh, I should specify that when I mean "pushy on the ground" I mean like his head is always in "your space" or "your bubble" and he isn't too careful with his feet... he also moves his head unexpectedly, so that your watching so you don't get wacked in the face.
He doesn't bite though..or nip... just weird.
Thanks for reading through all of this :)