Serious Issues. It's becoming dangerous.
Okay, here I go.
I have a quarter-horse named Red, he was in professional training for 6 months or so before I got him. After that he was a show horse for me, and we brought him home. He was fine the first couple years then this past year he has been horrible, to the point where I'm scared he will do serious damage to me. I can't ride him because he takes off and the bit doesn't have any factor with it. I cannot take him out of the pasture because if I do and I try to take him back in he rears and strikes at my face. He does the same thing when he's nibbling on grass and I go to lift his head. He recently did this to my mom and the black smith while I was at school and I've had enough.
Today I tried to lunge him in the pasture and It was a whole new ball park. Yes, I use a whip but before I picked it up I make a clucking noise to try to get him to go and he refused so I walked him in circles and nothing happened. I lightly pushed him out and he reared so high I thought he was going to flip over. I'm scared for my safety and his, and I'm in desperate need of help.
Can anyone help me!? Or tell me where to begin on where to solve these issues because for the life of me I cannot tell anyone why he is doing this other than he is lazy.
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