Smokey the Sassy

by Emma
(USA)

I own a Black Shetland Pony Gelding. He is always trying to get out of work. He always bites at me and won't cooperate when I try to work with him. He wouldn't budge!

When I first got him (I mean the first day which, probably not have been the best choice, let him adjust and relax) I trusted him, so I hopped on him (Bareback) and when the dogs barked he bolted and spooked. He ran a few steps and I had my hands and legs wrapped around his belly. I was sideways while he was doing this. After that, I wasn't scared. I knew he was just adjusting to his surroundings.

Before I got him I took lessons at a local stable. His name was Smokey also (the horse I was riding that day, that's how I got that name for him :p) It was a normal lesson. I wasn't starting out.. I normally took a Buckskin Quarter Horse but he was being used by another person that day. I was riding Smokey in the arena and there was a horse that he didn't like at all in the arena riding. The instructor had told me but I thought 'Oh, its fine.' So, I got a little close (nice going. xD) and Smokey bolted to bite at the horse and the horse fought back. I was on Smokey and her reared. I was fine.

So when Smokey bolted, I knew it was normal. After I rode him, I found out, he found out he can push me around.So, I haven't been working or riding with him. It is really bad. I mean very bad. He gets out of work aggressively.

By the way: I play Horseisle 2: Legend of the Esrohs and Horseisle 1: Secret land of Horses. I'm Overo on HI2 and LaughingBreeze on HI1 if you want to talk.

So.. any advice is welcome.

I need to train him to ride and show him who is boss.

He loves to eat also.

Click here to post comments

Return to Horse Training Stories.

Follow Me on Pinterest