I just don't know what to do with this horse. His name is Mac and he is 8 years old. We sent him to the trainers when he was four. Thing is, the trainer didn't train him. Her apprentice did, and she didn't spend a day with him. 1000$ for her to take him out and lead him around in front of us, calm as can be. He was the same as before, spooky, didn't listen, still a momma's boy. Now he's worse. He can't leave the pasture without his mom. His ground manners are horrid, he does not lead anymore. And I cannot control him in the saddle, he does what he wants even if he just runs blindly while I try to turn him. He ran us into a tree today. I don't know what to do. He is an angel when we take him out with Babe, but I have no one to ride with, so I can't. I know we have a trust issue and he does not respect me. How can I get him to respect me and trust me? Mom will not send him to a trainer because we do not have the money to waste when they have done nothing for us before. Should we just sell him?
Bad pictures when he's all dirty, but it's all I have.