Originally Posted by coelh102
I didn't say he's perfect but I'm saying I'm not about to give up just yet! I've had him a month, he went to a rehab center for 3 months so it's been about 5+ months since the trainer incident. So it hasn't been an extremely short time, I'm out there everyday, sometimes all day with him so It's been alot of hard work to get him where he is. Sometimes he still gets cinchy, he still seems to wanna blow his stomach out when girthing, but it's progress to just not have him rolling in the cross ties, which he did even on his way to my place and he cut his eye and leg, both have already healed. I feel like I'm being pressured, if you don't believe me then don't. It's okay I'm not offended.
My paint was abused 3.5 years back by the man. Pretty long time, huh? She still doesn't like men at all and in general not a "people lover" (won't come to strangers, won't socialize and such). Even with all efforts we put into her. Personally I just ignore her being unhappy about it and go as nothing is happening (c'mon, my farrier and vet are guys :) ). So my point is forget about his past and treat him like normal horse, it WILL take time (may be a year, who know) to overcome those issues, but it'll come. Good luck!