Rearing, bucking,kicking bolting anything & everything. Our dog has also recently picked up the habit of chasing him & barking at him which she used to Never do.
& since she's chased him he's gotten even worse toward me & when he see the dogs he flips out. Everyone told me its because he's gotten lazy because he doesn't have a job to do. I haven't ridden him since june Because one time the dog chased him & he chipped off his hooves & we finally got them grown back out & fixed (were trying to rehome the dog no one wants her)
Now im scared of him. He also was chewing on his hooves
( He was vetted Nothing wrong with them either). Basically he's gotten Bored because I didn't have time to do alot with him & now he's a jerk. I want the relationship I had with him back But im scared to get hurt. My Parents want me to sell him & find a older horse but I love him & im attached I've had him since he was weened so it wouldnt be easy. I have so much I want to do with him I wish I wouldn't have coached summer basketball because I was gone all day everyday :( & that's when he started getting worse. I try to show him whos boss & he gets ten times worse today I got him out & was walking him & he was doing good & he drug me to the grass & I went to pull his head up from the grass to turn around & he reared up at me I jerked him down & I tried to turn him when he went to rear again to prevent the rear so then he bucked & bolted jerking me forward & pulling the rope out of my hand Once I got ahold of him again he Reared up finally my dad told me to get him in the feild & put him up & leave him alone. He doesnt act like this with anyone else He did it to my boy friend one time & my boy friend jerked him down & gave him a smack in the Chest & contuined walking him & he hasnt done it since. ( I have done the same thing & he doesnt stop)
I can't get any help from any one I have tried not even my parents they say I need to either Suck it up & quit being scared or sell him.
I think some of this may also be his diet & because he's spoiled he's turned out 24/7 & can do as he pleases & he's being feed round bales so he can eat what he wants because he's not an easy keeper but he's starting to become over weight because I can't exercise him Im to scared. I try to show him whos the boss & he charges me shows his teeth & bites me or bucks at me.
Some days I can go get him out & walk him & put him up & he's fine but most of the time he's hateful. His ground manners used to be soo good & now he's awful he paws the ground & pulls back when he's tied.
Please give me some advice Im really considering selling him but I would rather not.