Ahhhh, That's the kind of horse I like the best!! The rude ones are often the best ones...smartest....most capable... All you have to do is figure how to channel all that attitude.thanks ! we have come a long way, he used to be a terror [most people at the barn still hate him...]
lol i feel the same way, but sadly most people at the barn are not convinced =[ he kicked a few people before i started riding him & there are so many politics. no matter how well he behaves in front of people they still see him as being terrible.Ahhhh, That's the kind of horse I like the best!! The rude ones are often the best ones...smartest....most capable... All you have to do is figure how to channel all that attitude.
The stallion on my avatar was "dangerous" when I fist started working with him. Even after we became partners and anyone could ride him, few wanted to.
he does have MAJOR in front of the leg issues which we work on constantly..haha he was actually going really well until i broke my arm & couldnt ride for 2 months, then it was like starting over. i doubt i will ever do jumpers with him, hes not that fast/ground covering, but possibly hunters or eventing. he really likes xc, but is still pretty green at it bc he used to not trailer or trail ride so it was hard to get him out. he does both now though !Since you are aiming at jumpers, work on keeping him more in front of your leg. Do some dressage with him as he will really benefit from being more engaged in the haunch. I tell all my students that jumping is just dressage over fences. It will help a lot.
This horse is lucky he has found you. He seems to like and respect you, not that he won't try to stand up to you from time to time. One only hopes he will continue to be your friend and partner, because I have found that slaves make poor jumpers.