Here's his story, he went to a trainer for 90 days and did very well, learned barrel and etc. The lady rode him for 2 years straight and then got married and whatever else made her quit riding, now this horse hasn't been handled or ridden for 2-3 years. I have been lunging him, doing ground work, yesterday got a saddle and bridle on him, he does all this perfectly. A lot of respect. His only downfall is the tying.
They have :"the wall of patience" where all their horses tie, all day, if they need and just chill there, this horse is a different story! If you are not standing right next to him, touching him, he paws with all of his might and starts to rear. Yesterday he reared up and had his front end on the inside wall of the pole barn, we had him on a rope we could release if he got into trouble so we obviously released him, Even if we tie him real short the tie is too high and he can still get up. We are not sure what his problem is, if something happened to him on the wall or what but its a little scary that he does this to himself and we are not sure why. The BO called the last owner yesterday to try get more info on him but I'm looking for more ideas on what we can do to get this horse to stand calmly at the wall! Please!