Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
im not taking him on because i need another horse, or anything mroe than i think he deserves better, and the woman is willing to let him go cheap to me. Id rather be sweating bullets fixing him myself tha watching him wide eyed and terrified getting whipped around the ring by his face. Its my belief that thats where his rearing comes from, but then again, ive only ridden this horse a handfull of times, and never consistently.
when he rears, depending on how worked up he is, he can get pretty high. if your asking him to go and he doesnt want to, its just little pops off the ground. When watching his owner work with him, he gives multiple signs before he really rears. leaning back on the hanches, head tossing, nipping. he does this while she fiddles with his bit, bridle, halter, ropes, etc. she doesnt pay much attention to where things are hitting him, eyes teeth, sore face, etc. the more she fiddles the higher he goes. six inches, se pulls him down jerks the bit around a bunch and backs him up. upon backing, 2ft up. more jerking, pulling, mouth ripping, up again, repeat. by the end, shes screaming and hes popping rears over her head and nearly doing the moon walk to get away from her hands.
after a bit of this, the sight of a bridle had him pinning his ears. then a woman fromt he track, one of the kinder racing people arund me wokred with him on the briddle, and got a hackmmore on him. then they complained he bucked instead of reared. id buck if you bounced around on my kidneys and spine like that too.
Im almost positive hes off in his left hip. he drops it heavy in the trot, like a 70 yr old with ciatic issues. a chiro visit is for sure in order for this boy. and probably some hot/cold therapy too.
i dont much like his attitude right now im appalled at his coat health and skin, (his weight is good though). im hoping kinder treatment and time wil bring out a happier horse... i guess ill never know til i give him the chance though...