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We've Tried Everything! What Can We Do?

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        12-29-2013, 07:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by Chevaux    
    On this scant bit of information, I'm offering the following:
    1. He's still in pain - it may be residual from the knotted muscle or there was another spot that you missed. This needs more testing.

    2. His tack does not fit him properly and is causing pain. You could post photos here if you'd like to get some commentary from our tack specialists on the forum.

    3. He is sound and the tack fits him but he has excessively high energy levels. He then needs his diet scaled back - lots of hay but not so much (if any) concentrates; he needs to be turned out in a large field/pasture 24/7 if possible.

    4. He is a horse that only does best with the skilled, experienced rider. If he's got multiple people riding him, if he's getting too much ring work, if he's not getting enough riding - these are all factors that can and do affect his response to any given situation and creates bad habits. In this case, you'll need to come up with a rehab/retraining plan to get him back on track. The best and safest way is to hook up with a good trainer. If that's not possible, then you've got to start researching, reading, studying everything you can to help you develop a safe and workable solution for both of you.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    I cannot see any part that is missing from this clearly laid out advice.
    It's really up to you to decide how badly you want to make changes. The diet and the turnout are very easy to address.
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        12-29-2013, 10:18 PM
    I had a post all typed out and then thought better.
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        12-30-2013, 11:26 PM
    Originally Posted by Princess42    
    I mean only reared a few times in the arena since then. He's not done anything on the roads since the.

    Only rearing a few times? Oh, that is OK? NOT. Rearing is dangerous!
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        02-26-2014, 12:48 PM
    Its been a few weeks. No replies... Did you or the horse improve yet?
        02-27-2014, 12:54 PM
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        08-27-2014, 06:53 AM
    Hi everyone sorry to keep you all waiting! Its been a long few months and finally yes he has improved! He can now be ridden without any rearing or bucking and has been to a few shows where he has been absolutely fantastic and been placed in all his classes! He is now a very gentle giant and a pleasure to ride and be around! Even the person who he hurt has been back on him with no tack and wondered around the paddock like that!
    Thankyou everyone for your help and for those who said sell him well I now appreciate where you were coming from but that was never going to happen. I also have recently got a TB who is a pleasure to own.
    Thanks again everyone x
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        08-27-2014, 01:29 PM
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    I'm happy to see you've been able to make progress.
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        08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
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    Just magically improved and it all went away? What do you supposed caused the problem, and what made it go away?
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        08-27-2014, 06:19 PM
    You're getting great feedback here (at least to page 2 where I stopped reading). I just wanted to add, PLEASE always wear a helmet while on this horse (or any other for that matter). And good luck! Sounds like you're really dedicated. :)

    Aaaaaand, I just realized this is an old thread. LOL
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        08-27-2014, 06:58 PM
    Originally Posted by Princess42    
    Thank you for your reply but I will not sell this horse. Some days he's as absolute star going over the jumps and schooling perfectly, on his off days he can be terrible. He's a lovely horse and has come on leaps and bounds since we got him. I can take him out with only a few spooks sometimes its just schooling he seems to have the trouble with. I am offended at the fact you say I can't handle him as trainers we have had in cannot handle him any better. You don't know me or my horse so please do not tell me to sell him.
    I have owned horses who worked with pain. Sometimes it can't be helped, but they are big animals and I do not tolerate spooking, bucking, etc. Well trained horses will be little lapcats when schooled in a ring, then they have to deal with problems outside of the ring.
    So...you've fallen in love and with and feed and care for a little monster. Good luck with that.

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