Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
My husband's OTTB will be 23 in Jan. (really....not just the official b-day! LOL) He has always been the perfect gentleman except in one location. You cannot put DB in a round pen. He goes NUTS....bucking, kicking, insane. So our solution? He never goes in a round pen. We got him when he was 9 and he's been the perfect trail horse....4 wheel drive all the way. Point him, he goes. No quirks, no problems, no disputes. Our friends call him the thoroughbred with the quarterhorse brain. The first time he ever saw a cow, he just stood and stared until he felt ok about it and then walked on. Same with llamas, deer, foxes, turkeys. He will do anything asked of him as long as you don't ask him to go into a round pen. So we don't.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.