This is a nice looking horse that's supposed to have a solid history of 'doing stuff' and based on the one video we've seen of him jumping, he moves well and looks like he'd have potential in hunters and yet he was given away.
People don't give horses like that away if there isn't some other underlying problem that will put people off 'big style'
Look at the prices they're asking for hunters/jumpers on this site https://www.bigeq.com/horses/
But if you go to a low level auction you'll see dozens of lovely looking horses for sale and a huge number of them will end up in Mexico for slaughter because they've got issues, like this horse, that put people off.
I don't think he looks scary in that video but I'm someone with years of experience of young horses and 'dealer horses' who long ago figured out that its usually a lot safer and faster in the long run to try to meet horses half way. If the horse was a top level performer then a good experienced person might take him and compromise or sort out his issues but he isn't. He'd most likely just end up with another novice who wants to stuff a square peg into a round hole
I've merged the OP's first thread about tying to this one and having read through it, it seems clear that the tying up isn't the real problem. I would imagine that that the horse tied up fine before he got shoved too far out of his comfort zone, he got stressed, had a panic attack and ran back and broke free.
Now he knows he can break free so he's doing it because he can.
For whatever reason the horse has gotten overly attached to another horse and gets stressed out and panics when he thinks he's being taken away from it.
Moving barns has probably made things worse.
Jazzy was like this when we first bought her. The seller had told us that she was 100% OK on her own. Her first day here she had a massive meltdown as soon as the other horses were being turned out for the day but because she was in a stable that she couldn't jump out of she couldn't go anywhere.
If she'd been tied up she'd have broken free and learnt that 'she could'
Instead of forcing her to deal with it we turned her out first with another horse every day while she settled in with us and her new home
Within a week she was back to her normal self. She couldn't care less if she's on her own or where the others are. She was just insecure.
In that video - the horse is clearly unhappy about something. I don't know if the flies aren't helping but if he's just stressed about being away from sight of the other horse then forcing him to deal with it won't improve his mental attitude or help him to learn to cope and feel safe. All that's going to happen is that he's going to create more and more of a bad association with being tied up.
Tinyliny - I'm not suggesting to rush things, in fact what I'm suggesting is the very opposite.
This horse is well used to being tacked up, what he isn't used too is being taken away from the other horses to be tacked up and the longer he's forced to stand there the more anxious he's getting.
The equipment should all be right there to hand - she put the saddle on and then went off to get the girth. I'm just amazed it didn't get thrown on to the ground and wrecked.
The horse isn't kicking out at the handler, he doesn't want to be dangerous or difficult, he's silently calling out for some understanding.
As Cherie once said - you won't make a horse less reactive by making it more reactive.
I didn't always agree with her but she was totally right about that.