"If your horse went from being good to bad for no apparent reason to you, the first thing is getting a really good horse vet/dentest to do his teeth. While most horses are good with their teeth being done once a year some may need it more ( I had a…"
Just curious, did you get a new saddle?
Try bareback in an enclosed area and see if he is better.
Could be pain related.
Also, does he only do this when you ride or does he do it whenever he is ridden?"
"My horse used to be kinda jerky, maybe not like you are describing, but he would rear and strike.... he's young though. I decided to work on myself..... and just hang around with him and let him be a horse with me.... until he was coming over…"
"I know this is an old post but I just found it.
Iagree that ground work is fundamental and excellent advise from Stef. I also wonder if there is something physically bothering him?
If it seems to be the mouth that bothers him i would take a look and…"
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"Stef, you are on the right track. But remember it is spring and he is happy to be out doing things especially with you. He wants to show you what he knows, it's like he's saying "hey remember when we rode last, I want to show you I…"
"well all he wants to do is run and i haven't been letting him. I haven't done a lot of work with him, due to the loss of my best friend and riding partner. but i think he's just doing it to ounish me for not working him a lot in the…"
hey everyone, so heres the thing, my horse is very hard to control, everytime i ask him to do something he starts tossing his head and starts being a real jerk. I recently just started using him in a hackmore and he seems to be 10 times worse, when i ask for him to back up, or to pivit or anything like that he, tosses his head, and rears and throws a huge fit. Also when i ask for a jog, or a lope he tries to take off out of the field, and pretty much just ignores all of my cues, (legs aids).…See More
Hi i'm Stef, i'm 16 years old, i've been riding since i was 5. I own a paint gelding named Super Apache Cat aka Spirit, he is my life, i honestly don't know what i would do with out him. Any questions about me please feel free to ask.