Mary my new student!
Funny thing. When folks bring horses for me to help or train, I usually have to find out things about the horse on my own. For example: I was brought a horse who had been on the track, a race horse to train. I asked the owner if the horse had been ridden and the owner said "yes". He said he had been riding the horse around his place quite a bit and he did not seem to have any problems. Well, I brought the horse home and on the second day went to saddle the horse. I figured the horse had been ridden, so I would do his ground work with the saddle on.
I had the horse in the round pen and saddled him. When I asked him to move forward he blew in two. I mean really bucked like crazy. I did not expect it. When I got home that night I called the guy on the phone to tell him what had happened. I asked if he knew of any reason the horse would react that way. He told me that, the last time he rode the horse, he had the horse tied to the kids, his kids, swing set. He said that the horse freaked and tore the swing set apart trying to get away from it. Bucking, all that stuff.
So what should you tell your trainer, or friend, if you are going to have them help you with your horse? Try everything! You put other people in a bad place if they don't have all the information about your horse. Even if it only happened once, you should let your trainer know. That way he can keep his eye out for that problem, while keeping himself and the horse safe.
This is not the only time this has happened to me when people bring horses here for training. I have lots of stories about the same thing. So, if you are going to have someone help you or you're going to pay a trainer to help you and your horse, tell him the truth. Not only so he can help your horse, but so he won't get hurt.
My new student Mary will be out this morning for a lesson and then I'm supposed to have a couple of people from town coming out for a riding lesson.
The Stallion goes home this Thursday, and the Gray continues to make really good progress.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.