I recently bought my 19 yr old daughter a 4 yr.old 17.1 hand hanoverian/tb, he weighs about 1700 pds, he was said to be unbroke, however breaking him was just to easy. He did not flinch for anything. My daughter worked on the ground with him for a few months with manners backing up all the usuals. She started walking on him and there was not a problem. Did this for a few weeks trotted off a time or two rather strong he was but stopped when asked. My daughters trainer got on him as he was wondering off and just not paying attention as a green horse would do. He did the same for her she put some leg on and he lost it, started circling the ring in a gallop went threw the standards headed straight for the fence and kept going right threw it. Threw the trainer over the fence as he went threw it. This is not an inexperienced trainer she has been successfully training green tbs for 20 yrs. To my disappointment the trainer will no longer train him as she has openly admitted she does not no what to do with him as she has never experienced any thing like this and has never been on a horse she could not stop. When doing ground work he makes his mistakes and learns very quickly, normally does not repeat bad behavior but in the saddle he no's his power. Ii do no he needs to have no riders on his back and never should have at this stage, but with no trainer we are in big trouble. My daughter is a strong rider but has never trained a horse from green and just does'nt no the steps to follow.
Of coarse now everyone is talking about how rotton our horse is and will not amount to anything which is far from the truth, he just needs a trainer who no's the propper steps. If anyone has any ideas for a trainer in the southern niagara area or feels they can help I sure could use it. Thanks