Oh my! He sounds like he’s got quite a personality. My mare, Lexus, She’s got a very been there done that attitude, although we just have just started taking dressage lessons and she’s very professional about it. She knows what to do and if you ask perfectly she will give you 110%. I noticed the stiffness in her hind end a bit more when we started our lessons because she didn’t seem to want to reach under herself as much. We just started the Adequan so it’s to early to tell how much it’s helping her.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, they will have to accept that their life will be radically changed.