- Apr 21, 2009
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Our one ten year old gelding has started giving us troubles off and on in the past year. We had his teeth thoroughly done by an equine Dentist (that helped a couple things). But he is erratic in his performance in harness. One time he goes fine, the next he fusses or totally refuses to do anything you ask correctly or at all.We don't show extensively or ask him to work at home to an extreme. At our club show in July he was good as gold. Two weeks later at our county fair he refused to do anything right. He is a very bright horse with an independent streak. It was suggested that perhaps he is burnt out with circling an arena.And maybe we should try other things with him as well such as halter obstacle skills, jumping, tricks, etc. Keep things interesting. Sounds like a plan. My husband wants this horse for part of a team; but with him like this it's not happening-and it'll ruin the other horse if he pulls his shenanigans when they are hitched.Any additional ideas or offerings?