What are we missing? Have a 6 yr old arab/appy mare that has had excellent
training and treatment from day one. John Lyons philosophy mostly. Have had
good success with other horses. This one is dangerously and unpredictably
spooky. Bucks sometimes. Tight rear end always. Usually tense at the
beginning of daily round pen work. This horse has been to a trainer every
spring for one month for the last 3 yrs. Has been under saddle since age 3.
This is NOT a sore back issue. This horse will go fine for hours then suddenly
and unpredictably spook, whirl, buck and lose the rider. This horse ran
through the BOTTOM rail of the round pen to join buddies. We are at a loss.
Is this horse "for experienced rider" forever? Is it breeding? Is it
personality? I do not think it is fear. This animal will walk over flapping
tarps among other de-spooking exercises. Loads into a trailer on verbal cue
only, either side. What is the deal here? Don't wanna get killed.
Going Nuts in Michigan