My BF has had a horse for about 2 years now. He's a 16hh sorrel BLM mustang gelding. He got this as a project horse, totally unbroke at 5 but was adopted as a 2 year old. He was disappointed because the horse was to easy to train lol. This horse will do ANYTHING to please. If he spooks it in-place and then he looks at what spooked him and thinks about it. If he dose not understand something he still tries to figure it out. Well my BF was going to sell him (as he did not need 3 horses anymore) and his Dad flipped and ended up taking the horse over. Lets just say I have seen more graceful sacks of flower ride. This man has sent this horse on his side too many times (BF put good brakes on the gelding and his Dad pulls hard. At one point the horse stumbled and he pulled and the horse stopped so hard the horse fell). Despite the 'fantastic' riding abilities of BF's dad the horse had always had the same behavior. If his dad fell, the horse would stand there. He would always stand for someone to get on him and always was well behaved. Well yesterday the horse was way off.
BF's dad got his foot in the stirrup and the horse started bucking. This horse has NEVER done something like that. Bf's dad broke his ankle (from stepping off the horse -_-') and the horse ran away across the round pen. Someone went to grab him and he reared and ran away bucking (NEVER done something like that ether). Then BF was leading him back to his stall and the horse tried to bolt, again NEVER done something like that. The horse was always fed a little hot but he never acted like this. He is worked 2 times a week. The only thing I can think of is the people who live next to the Livery are messing with him (hes stall is on the property line). IDK what else could have caused him to explode like that. We are aware that BF's dad can't ride for manure but that change in the gelding's behavior still bothers me. It was out of nowhere (he was acting normal up until he started bucking) and why so violent. Again this horse had behaved even with BF's dad's lack of riding ability.
Anyone ever had something like this happen?