Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Well it sounds exactly like I had with Chinga. Perfect at the old owners place but then a little devil when he came to his new home.
It just takes time, if your horse has been with its old owners a while its going to want to settle in with you. Spend time on the ground with your horse. I did alot of brushing with Chinga and it seemed to help. Give your horse a week or two to settle in. Its going to be a completly new surrounding, its like taking you from the country and putting you in the city. Your going to be wondering whats happening. I took Chinga for walks around his paddock to let him "explore." I also fed him in different places around his paddock, so he could spend time in "every" place. Instead of at the one place, and that was the gate because thats the place I came in.
Then when you do decided to start riding, start small and simple. Just go for a walk with someone leading your horse. Then try walking around without a leader.
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,