I am using a friends horse for the year because she is pregnant, and she says he's all mine for the year, and even to show him, even though i've never shown. But. . He has got no manners! I learned his previous owner had let him get away with alot, such as if he wanted to go home from a trail ride,he would jsut do it, and she would let him. Being with me and my friend now, he's now learning he can't do anything he wants. But he still is pushy and bossy, and has no respect sometimes for humans.
He has a very good whoa when trotting or cantering, but when you want him to stop and actually stand he fidgets and keeps going, and when I rein him back in, he swearves, and threatens to buck. Its a problem because he is a very good roadworthy horse most of the time, but sometimes when I ask him to stop and wait for a car to pass, he wont listen and he'll brakew into a trot, then get himself worked up, and when the car passes, he bolts.
Kinda makes me mad that every time I see him he never really looks 'ecited' to see me, jsut wants to know if I have food. He can be the greatest pony in the world sometimes, but other times he can be so pushy, and I don't like it because its hard to tell when he's going to be pushy until he bucks or something else. I love him to death, and always will, but just some pointers on pushyness, the complete whoa and stand, and maybe him to respect me more and listen to me. :) THANKS!