Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico
That would be a great idea, except my difficulties with Cy are far beyond lessons...
When I bought him last year he hated people, he had never been ridden or even brushed and didn't like people within like 10 feet of him (seriously). I slowly worked with him and got him use to me. I was able to brush him, massage him, halter him, lead him and even started ground work and a few under saddle exercises. He was progressing amazingly and then I went on vacation for two weeks and when I got back, he was a different horse entirely. It was as if all of our work had been reversed and he was the same horse I originally bought.
I was so dumbfounded and upset, and then I found out that the boarder I was keeping him with was heavily abusing him...
So now he has major trust issues and hates men and most other people, again. He still seems to trust me for the most part, but I can no longer halter him very easily and I can just forget saddling him. The last time I tried he kicked me so hard I was in the emergency room.
After that, I just lost all my confidence and I just don't know what to do...