I am really, really a novice, I'm a city girl whose come to the country, and always wanted a horse. So now I have three. I have many problems, but I am most concerned with a colt. He is 16 months old. (I got him when he was 9 months old.) I have had him trained in ground manners and he has been gelded. Until last month he has been lovely. He would stand and tie for grooming, pick up his feet for the farrier, he walked right into and out of the trailor. He led well and was just a sweetie. Last time the farrier was here, (about a month ago) he was not very cooperative. He danced around, didn't want to pick up his feet, just being naughty, etc. Since then I started noticing that he is getting worse. He used to let me groom him all over, lift up his feet, rub things all over him, lead him anyplace. Now he is pulling backwards at the hitching post, pulls his head away from me, will not let me pick up his feet. He tries to back up and kicks at me. He does this even when I am trying to just brush my hand over him. Today just walking him to the pasture he reared up on my husband. What could have happened to this once sweet boy. My farrier is coming again in 2 weeks and I'm afraid he will drop me if my horse is not cooperative.
Thanks in advance