Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
I had something like this happen last summer.
I was at camp, and riding a 4 year old QH mare. She was trying to lay down while I was saddling, but I would just move her, and she would be fine. Next, I got up on her in the arena, and she would walk and trot nicely. But then, when we would do turns, she would get ancy and stiff. I just blew it past me, as I though, along with the counsellors, it was because she was young, and only green broke.
Then, she started to stop. She would not go forward, and when I would boot her as hard as I could, she would bolt forward, and try to buck me off. Then she would just stop. Next she wouldn't even do that, she would back up.
Eventually we backed into a corner, and she took me threw a fence, breaking it, and making me go flying, and when she landed, it was on me (one of her hooves landed on my leg)
It turns out she was in pain, she was trying to tell me that she was hurting, and that was the only way she could. Her leg was swollen, and she had a cut on it, not even thinking, I did not check her over before riding, neither did the counsellors.
I would check your horse out again, otherwise, he might do the same as this horse did to me...