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        09-21-2013, 02:44 PM
    Green Broke
    He is indeed a pretty boy. With a bit more weight on him he looks as if he would have a few riding years left in him.
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        10-27-2013, 11:29 PM
    I got in touch with someone who owned him and turns out his age is 13-15. Which is what the other people at the barn said. I have been working with him in the round pen but he still wants to bite. I was out of town for a few days and the barn manger called me and said he wasn't eating and was lethargic. I came back at about 11pm and went to the barn. There he was standing with his head hung low. As soon as he heard me he perked right up. Followed me everywhere and had no problem eating. But still pushed me! What do I do?
        10-28-2013, 08:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Nice to know his true age-he could have years of use/riding for you, if you get past this roadblock. I like the nail in the hand-I've used that-it works. Elbows work. Is he getting "hot" feed? May have to tone that down a bit, & of course no treats by hand. Does the trainer have any other suggestions? He is definitely eye candy, so hope you can resolve this problem & get him back to usefulness.
        10-28-2013, 01:01 PM
    Good looking horse.
    What is his skin problem? Are you using a medicated shampoo for that specific issue? The bath and the brushing might not feel good depending on what the problem is.
    It sounds like he wants to be responsive to you (since he seemed relieved to see you after an absence) but he is not thinking of you as the boss yet. There have been good responses here. And getting the trainer to work with both of you is a good plan! If you want to move him on the trainer may even know of someone who would like to have him.
    I know it can be frustrating but working with any horse, rescue or not, has its rewards and challenges.

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