Oh my Gosh, What next?
Im looking for suggestions, opinions and advice.
Red again, is mucking up. Today, I lunged him at the walk, were just learning how to do this pace on a lunge. We had to build a circle for him to work in, else he drags you all over the field, out of witches hats. No problems there, except for the fact, I have to lead him around, he will not walk without walking back to the centre, no amount of whip shaking cracking or directing moves him. He just stands and faces you. If you 'chase' him out, he really does think he's being attacked and bucks, throws his head, pigroots, and farts....?
I Have bare backed him in just a halter , while my mum lead. He does this beautifully. With a bridle only, He bloody walks all over the place, his head goes in a different direction from the rest of his body, who ever said a horse must follow his head, has'nt met red. :S He absolutly resists being controlled, pulling his head so he's straight and directed, makes him throws his head, and carry on.
Undersaddle today was, Horrible. Saddled him up, attached girth and stirrups, no huge dramas, except he was extremely jumpy. Though the weather was crap. Lead him to the middle of the circle. Mounted up using my milk crate. He twitched, tossed his head, chucked it to the ground, shook it, swung it back and fourth, walked in wierd twisty things. Im thinking it's the bridle, I looked at were the bit is sitting, it's close to his wolf teeth, or tushes I think their called. I think they might bang.
So we took the bridle of, im seriously considering getting him a hackamore or something of the like, because he seems to detest the bridle. Though that could be dental. So I put the halter on him, mounted him back up, with protest, he moved away, so we backed him up, so he tossed his head, shoved against mum, threw his head around. Then he, Reared. What made him do this I have absolutly no idea. Any ideas?
Things we have ruled out -
Any medical Issues,
We've had his back, hooves, legs, eyes and everything in between checked out by the vet.
Ill fitting tack. We got the saddle fitters to come out, they also fitted the bridle, so I dunno bout that one there.
Things we Have'nt
Teeth. But it's being done next tuesday.
We have kind of decided, that he has forgotten after being in his 6mth break, or he just does'nt respect people, deffinatly not my mum, he'll walk all over her if he could. I do n't tolerate anything silly from the ground. But mum is a bit freaky, and even from a metre away he knows it.
So we were looking towards getting him trained, were a bit annoyed, he did'nt seem anything like this when we bought him. Though his owner did get on a really ride him hard, lots and lots of kicking, she looked really stupid doing it, all hunched up and tucked in. Not a good look, and he did'nt look good either. I rode him after she did, and had to do the same thing. Though he responds to clucking/kissing, and voice commands. Very well.
The trainer seems our best bet though.