My neighbor bought a beautiful 18H abused 4 yo gelding, turned him out with daily feeding and training and handling for 6 months, had him in training for 2 months with a very lightweight trainer, no problems, well behaved, then he comes back & bucks and spins every time someone gets on, including the trainer. Trainer didn't fall off, but most people would. What to do? Not a horse for my neighbor, can't sell him or donate to a school. He is afraid of everything, movement, people, loud noises, probably badly beaten, then allowed to bully children (he's not afraid of children) so he's both a scaredy horse and a bully. Spins and kicks or pushes/pulls. Doesn't bite, gets along w/other horses. Very handsom, smart, nimble, can do 1 tempi changes on his own. Probably draft/TB. I can't keep him, too many horses already, plus don't want to get hurt.
Any suggestions other than auction/sell would be welcome. What kind of person would want such a horse, handsome and troubled as he is?