Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Look, I've said this before--well...written it--YOU are the same weight/size difference (more or less) to a horse as a domestic cat is to a human. IF a horse wants to he can kill you bc of his size.
Most of time our well trained horses JUST want to please us, and when they are REALLY well trained, working around them is pure joy.
It doesn't just happen.
There have always been messed up horses on the market, but the market is way down and the # of homeless horses/for sale horses is way up.
This is a BUYER's market. It's not easy to get rid of a problem horse. I have had horses since I was 27yo. I am now 55yo and I don't wanna work with one, and I know more about training than YOU do.
IF this horse hurts you while you trying to learn how to retrain him, it could be permanent and you won't get a chance to start over with a well trained horse, or at least, one with a better temperment.
Before I bought my 3--look at my pictures in my profile--I bought some stinkers, including a mule that I paid $900 for, and sold for $200
DON'T be proud. Take a $ hit and then start talking to us here to see if somebody has a decent horse you can buy, or knows or a good match for you.
I sincerely wish you well, but you are in over your head.