Kso, I have a 17hh monster that has been frustrating me soo much and I have no idea how to fix it :(
Reuben really likes to just stomp around, trotting and cantering like a bat out of hell and he will if you let him and like 10 of our rides before remembrance weekend have been amazing, he was really collected and easy going, minimal rein contact, but then I took 2 weeks off because of school. Since then he's been a horror to ride, stomping around, not paying attention to me, he's also been terrible to lead out of the field, unless he has a chain over his nose he will turn around and run off. Today was the worst because on top of all this, he actually threw me and tried to a second time. He's never been a bad horse just a little ignorant sometimes but I just don't have the patience to be ridding him if he's going to be a dickhead. Another thing to add is that he is in our barns beginner lesson program and is in 3 lessons a week.
Can someone provide insite as to what could be making him act out this way, could there be something wrong with him, or maybe he's just not happy? I'm going to ask the coach that does his lessons how he's been acting as well.