What the hell is wrong with this horse.
This horse is two. This horse has the mentality of a baby. You are treating the horse as if she is 15 and been-there-done-that and should be 1000% bombproof, just because you say so.
So we hooked up with a trainer, he worked with her for a week
You seriously think she is supposed to be a perfect trained horse with no training issues after ONE WEEK?
If a 5-year-old child took one year of kindergarten, what do you think would happen if you jumped them up to 10th grade the next year? That's what you are trying to do to your horse.
can't just keep getting bucked off. There is no reason for it.. No one is doing anything wrong to her
You're right. It's not safe to keep getting bucked off, and you are teaching the horse that she can buck off her rider.
But there IS a reason for it. YOU. You have unrealistic expectations for this horse and you are forgetting that she is only a baby. She is two.
Actually, the horse is the smarter of the two of you, at this point. She's figured out an easy way to get out of work; just buck the rider off. Sounds like a smart horse to me.
As Tom Dorrance once said: "When I hear somebody talk about a horse or a cow being stupid, I figure its a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them."
This all happened when ashley moved to get a better seat and all heck broke loose..
So? She's 2 years old!!!!! What do you expect? She is not a finished trained horse. She is an unreliable, unpredictable two-year-old.
But I can't ride with out my gf, or else my horse freaks out and does stupid stuff all the time.. She has seperation anxiety. Which I don't know how to fix that either..
Oh, your horse is also stupid? Refer to my quote of Tom Dorrance above.
STOP BLAMING THE HORSES. The riders are the one to blame.
She might not be mentally ready, but she knows everything we ask of her
There a big difference from a horse being able to mentally
handle all the tasks you ask of it.
Sure, you can train a 7-year-old child to run a combine. It's just a serious of steps to turn it on, steer, and run the gas. That 7-year-old child can do everything you ask of them. But what if a strange noise start happening on the combine? They're going to panic. What if they get stuck in a low spot? They are going to panic.
She is not mentally ready and you aren't doing her any favors by teaching her bad habits, like learning she can buck off her rider.
You need to send this horse to a trainer much, much longer than a week, and definitely do not handle or work this horse unsupervised. And you actually probably need to turn her out for the winter to mature
, and send her to a trainer in the spring.
Or better yet, sell her and actually buy a horse that is suitable for what you want to do.
Harsh response? Yes. But I don't appreciate you coming on here bashing your poor horse, when the horse is not the one at fault. Sure, might be the saddle fit. It's possible. But even so, I would bet that most of it is 1)lack of training 2) inexperienced riders 3) horse not mentally ready.