I have a 14 yr Thoroughbred that I've had for about a year now. He is an ex-racehorse. We've never really had much of a connection from the beginning...I really just wanted a horse and he was the only one that my mom really liked. So I bought him.
The thing I've discovered though is that he really prefers men over women...I don't really know how to describe it but he just responds a lot better to men and looks a lot happier. Maybe he was treated well at the racetrack?
Anyway, I found a barn right down the street from me that I never knew about! I could even take the bus there after school. The barn he's at now is 45 minutes away. I can only get out there on the weekends. I've wanted to try Parelli/Clinton Anderson methods for a while now, but I feel like a relationship or trust with him really can't really be built when I can only see him once a week. If I moved him here, I'd be able to see him nearly every day.
I just want to know if I should sell him to a man where he'd probably do his best, or try and build a relationship with him? Can I ever even have a bond with him since he prefers men?