Originally Posted by AlexS
There are only two possibilities pain or behavior. Neither of these are helped by taking the horse out and working working working (the sweaty saddle pads idea).
If it's pain, it's pretty clear why that won't work.
If it's behavior - all you do is create a much fitter horse. I had a chronic bucker/rearer and I made this mistake of working the snot out of her - and it just meant that I had to work/lunge her for longer and longer each day.
Do you have a trainer? I am assuming that you are in my area as you got her from NH, if that's the case, message me if you'd like some help finding a trainer.
I was working with a couple different trainers. One told me straight up that she was better off left in the slaughter pen. One she injured and that individual is a big eventer and just worked all winter for this season so didn't want a bigger injury. I'm going to try someone else once I get up the money. Being young I pay for her, my car, my rent, and all that fun stuff so I barely have any money leftover towards the end of the month. But I've been in contact with a trainer who thinks he may be able to help her..
And Camelot Feed pulled her from NH (probably should've mentioned that?), in which a local rescue I work with pulled her. As soon as she was in their care, she was in mine. But I appreciate your offer, wish I could take you up on it.