The yard I work at has a 4 year old TB that has had a bad start to life (old owner was young and thought he could train a horse with little experience). Everyone is rather nervous around him which consequencially he is very pushy.
I have started working on him. I took him out to lunge to day and it was evident he had done it a lot before as he started cantering round the circle at some speed. He then started making the circle smaller aiming at me. I didnt move from my place as I knew he was trying to intimidate me. He then started turning his bum to me and kicking out at me.
Asking others, they think that he does this as he knows if he scares and charges at the person in the middle enough they will put him away. He has been ridden and again starts fighting with his rider. I am yet to ride him as think he needs manners and respect before I even attempt to ride him.
I think he could be a lovely horse so don't want to give up hope like everyone else. Any advice?