Hi there, basically I have a 17hh Irish sports horse who is rising 11. He has always been a handful and about a year ago we learnt that he was rearing and throwing us off out of pain due to a knotted muscle. We had a masseuse out and the knotted muscle was sorted. He was then out of work for a year whilst he recovered fully. Unfortunately he is one of those horses who if he isn't ridden everyday or atleast 3 times a week he will go back to his naughty self. We started to back him again and now have him at point where we can take him out without any major problems. However we can't tame him fully, most people say he's crazy and danger to us all, basically he reared with me vertically in the middle of a 60mph road!
No matter how much schooling we do he bucks around, rears and is naughty all the time.
Today he proved how bad he could be when he threw my family member off and snapped his collar bone clean in half!
Basically I need some answers as we cannot carry on like this because one of us will end up seriously injured like my family member today. He's no monster so please do not label him as one! He's one of the kindest most loving horses I've ever met he just has trouble with the riding and training side. I really need some answers now! Please do not tell me to sell him as that is not an option, I love him too pieces and will not sell him even if he is a danger to me which I do not believe he is. I have rode him in many competitions and got many firsts from him, I just need him to be good for me as I can't trust him with anybody but myself it would seem! Does anybody have an answer for me?
Again please do not label him as a ticking time bomb or monster because he is my baby and I will not accept him being spoken of like that, he is also very strong and muscular.