So we've got this amazingly wonderful horse at our barn
With great bloodlines and potential
Nobody ever took the time to do anything more than saddle break him..
So this wonderful horse is sitting doing nothing...
Abd I decided enough is enough and took on the challenge
And it was so perfect we were progressing
From only being rideable for 15 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes
He went from walking circles to walk trot canter and even a few "jumps"
If that's what you want to call them...
And then tragedy struck
He shattered his hind leg...
It's been almost 6 months since it happened and were excited
He's never shown any signs of pain
He's never limped
Even right after it happened and they performed surgery
He hopped right up and went walking away perfectly
So 6 months later after being confined to a stall
Were starting to inch our way back...
We can take him out into the ring for a little while
But that's about it so far...
So i've noticed a few things
The other day when I went in to do some grooming
He's picked up some extremely bad manners
He paws at the ground (dramaticly I might add)
He tosses his head constantly
And whenever I walk away he sends ear piercing screams throught the barn
I'm curious does anyone have tips to cure his habits
And does anyone have any ideas on where to start to work him
(veryyy slowly) back into things???
Anything will be very much appreciated