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post #21 of 24 Old 12-01-2011, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar View Post
...I did t even have to to out him on a circle and was still leading him in the arena when all of a sudden he went bronc on me, straight up and then started spinning! I have had him almost four months now, he came to me with the reputation of being a "skitzo" horse just throwing anyone who got him....in the almost four months I have had him he never has acted up, he went from pretty forward and spooky and up tight to acting like a school horse...These weren't little rears either full on straight up and coming back down and crow hoping to a spin to go up again...I had no clue to what it was he really reacted to and with him being so young and green...
I've got a mare that the trainer isn't comfortable with riding yet, but she has never done that. Of course, she didn't come to me with "the reputation of being a "skitzo" horse just throwing anyone who got him".

Either the description you gave is inaccurate, or you have a horse that many would not consider suitable for a 3 year old.

Since you don't know what spun him up, how do you know he wouldn't go "skitzo" with the 3 year old? If he had behaved for 4 months and then freaked, why would an hour of good behavior convince you he was bombproof?
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post #22 of 24 Old 12-01-2011, 11:51 PM
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Regardless, only owning him for four months and you buying him with the reputation that he had, a green, especially young rider should not go on that horse period.

Not to mention that fact that he hadn't been worked in 2 days, and it was storming outside.... I would be careful with things like that, there are liability issues with horses.

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post #23 of 24 Old 12-02-2011, 05:22 PM
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There are only 3 people that get on my 3 year old. Me, my trainer and a good friend who is quite experienced. While Hunter is very calm for the most part he has bucked (twice) and reared a few times. I would not put an inexperienced rider or a small child on him at all.
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post #24 of 24 Old 12-02-2011, 05:28 PM
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