I recently bought a 9 yr old palomino stallion. The guy I bought him from said his roommates daughter who was 13 used to ride him all the time. He said this horse was perfect around other geldings and was a very docile horse.
I went to see him and made the guy ride him before I did. The guy even fell off to show me that the horse wouldn't spook. Which the horse just stood there when the guy fell off. I rode him but the guy didn't have a saddle and he had cut the horse's mane. He said the mane had been caught in some bob wire so he cut it off.
Well it had been 10 years since I rode a horse bareback but I got on him and just walked him around the yard because I am not about to go galloping off with no saddle and no mane to hold on too.
Well the horse was a perfect sweetheart. He just stood there the entire time and didn't act up at all. When the guy delivered him 2 weeks later the horse seem a little bit more anxious. I figured that he was a little uncertain of his whereabouts and this was a normal reaction.
I let him get acquianted with his NEW surroundings a couple of days and decided that I would ride him. I put on his new saddle and I bought a temporary bit which I guess is known as a grazing bit. He didn't want to take the bit at all. I finally coaxed him into taking the bit when I noticed that he had teeth that were standing alone by themselves. I didn't know what they were at the time. After some asking around I found out they were called wolf teeth.
Well I decided to take him off the property to ride him on an open field that is near my house right down the road. Well there are other horse ranches on my road and he caught sight of those other horses and all HELL broke loose. It took me forever to get him back home. Once I got him home and took the saddle off and everything else. (which took a while because he wouldn't settle down) I let him go in the pasture and he took off running all over the place trying to get out.
Well I know that he is a stallion and stallions are always trying to herd new mares. I let him settle down a few days and decided to ride him again but just on my property. By this time I had bought a copper snaffle bit (suggested by one of my horse friends). That took me a VERY long time to get the bit in his mouth. I got on him and decided to do a few circles. He kept trying to bite me and he started to buck and he even reared up with me on him. I did a few little circles to calm him down but that didn't work. I got off him and took all the tack off of him and put him pack in his pasture.
I have been talking with my horse friend and she says that the bit might be hurting him because of his wolf teeth. She says that his wolf teeth should have been removed a long time ago.
I know this is a long post but I wanted everyone to get the full back story of my problems. I need to know if having his wolf teeth removed and also I am having him gelded to take out some of that testosterone will help me? The guy I bought him from said that this horse has been bred before. (he said this horse has been bred 10 times)
Will gelding him and also the teeth surgery help me get him calm enough so I can start ground training him again. I really believe that he needs to start from the beginning on training.
I also need advice on how to properly train him after all these medical surgeries have been done and he has healed properly. If anyone can help me then I would appreciate it so much.
I also want to state that I honestly believe that the guy I bought this horse from drugged him when I first saw him and he is not the same horse that I first saw.
He definitely has some very bad vices as far as biting and food aggressions.
Again I look forward to all of your constructive critism because I know I deserve it.