We purchased a horse for our daughter (her first one) she has ridden several different horses at two different facilities during lessons over the last few years. So she has some experience. Anyway, the horse we purchased she has known since the horse was born and now the horse is going on six years old a Arabian/Morgan mix.
She rode the horse at the facility a few times before we purchased it for her and seemed to have control over the ride. When we set up the round pen and she started to lunge her she did well at first but then began bucking and rearing up on her hind legs. My daughter made it out of the pen safely and we watched as she threw a fit. My daughter tried to control the situation when she first started to misbehave but soon it became dangerous. Thankfully, she or the horse were not hurt and the horse calmed down enough for my daughter and I to return into the round pen and take her back to her pasture.
We later asked the original trainer about this and she stated that the horse did not like being lunged and left it at that. My daughter continues to work with the horse concentrating on ground work and she seems to be doing well. Our current trainer stated that she was with her mother too long and was still acting like a foal. We really need some help! Any input will be appreciated