My horse might be too much for me
I bought a green broke 4 year old (my first horse) he's got a good head and he's honest, but he just spooks at EVERYTHING. If I'm in the arena and someone drives by on a quad he bolts, if someone else is in the arena and starts to canter he bolts, etc. the horse is just afraid of his own shadow, I've only taken him into the pasture once and he bolted twice in about an hour and a half, and this was with a half hour warm up in the round pen.
I haven't been riding long, only consistently for about four months, I work on a ranch and I guess I got spoiled with there well bred and trained horses, and just wasn't expecting this. Usually when he bolts I just pull one rein so his head touches my knee.
The place I bought him from says I can trade him, but I feel kind of guilty. I'm scarred to ride him, he destroyed my confidence because I'm not in control, he is. I kind of feel like a pansy cause I'm a 22 yr old male, but am scared to ride him. I love him on the ground, but that's about it, I never know what he's going to do.
I feel like I'm very out horsed and can't really get help without spending a lot of money.. Should I just trade for something more broke?
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