Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Rearing on the wall
Not sure if any of you remember but I got a horse for free from the barn I was training at and he is a Thoroghbred/QH. I have been getting him back into riding shape and training him for barrels/games. He is doing amazing but the barn got a new horse (Chester) about a two months ago that I have been absolutly in love with, just from looking at it. Long story short this girl who was leasing a horse ended up having to get a different horse. They offered her the horse I had been training to lease (Barbie) or she could HAVE Chester. Obviously she tried out chester and was very frightened of him and knew that I loved this horse. She asked if I would trade with her, I would take Chester and she could have my horse. So right now I'm trying out this horse Chester.
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!