Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
sounds like the time he spent unhandled has turned him a little 'wild' for want of a better word. The best advice I can give is to go back to basics with him. Depending on your experience level it might be an idea to send him to a trainer to give him a refresher type course.
Ponies especially can be high maintenance at the best of times but after being left for a long time as you said, it can make them even harder to manage. Stay safe and get someone in who can retrain the little fella.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"