Just after some advice really, One of my horses I've only had for about two months, he's a show jumper brought over by my YO from gores bridge In Ireland and he is 5 years old. Weve taken him back to basics with his schooling and he's coming on so much however when we are in trot in the school and another horse canters near him or behind him he starts to buck and spin. Now I'm not sure if he's nervous or just excited but he coped in the collecting ring at RI so I think this is newish behavior? perhaps because we are doing lots of trotting work and limited canter at the minute and he can see others cantering? Do I just need to push him through it? its becoming impossible to get much done if I'm riding with anyone else any advice welcome!
You need to decide what you want to do. At this stage you could ask to return it and get your money back. If you want to keep the horse then you are going to have to go back to the beginning. I know you have said you have done that, but maybe turn away so he either forgets naughty habits or if he is anxious then to forget what upset him. Then when you do ride him in company do so with his friend, that way you should be able to rule out the later. Good luck
Hi gillwales thanks for that, I definitely don’t want to return him everything else about him is perfect, he was turned away for 6 months just before I had him but maybe he needs a few weeks now he’s been back in work for a couple of months so I might try that. Going to ride with my friend tomorrow and ask her to canter around him with lots of praise when he’s good! I think it’s more excitement as he doesn’t do it toward the end when he’s knackered! Thanks again x
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