~ Meet Zoey ~
6 year old Paint mare
Zoey's owner sent her to me to solve a bucking problem that she had developed.
Zoey is a 6 year old mare that has been used primarily as a brood mare for the past 2 years; therefore, she has not been ridden with any consistency or frequency. Just recently the owner had requested someone from the stable to ride her which ended in the rider being bucked off 5 times before Zoey took a step. So the owner elicited the help of a more experienced rider, which also resulted in the rider hitting the ground. She would not stand still for saddling, nor would she stand still for the farrier. He was only able to get to her front feet shod, giving up on the back. Her leading manners were non-existent, her head was high, she lacked respect for my space and she consistently looked for something to spook at. She was full of fear and now the owner was experiencing fear due to her newly acquired symptoms.