Hi, i recently got my colt (almost a month ago) and he’s 5months old, all fresh, no problems and was so far the sweetest foal ive met. But today, as introducing lunging, i wanted to introduce the whip and he was TERRIFIED, I never saw a horse like that, he was shaking, bucking, swinwing his head, shivering and throwing himself around, I tried all the normal calm methods i do with horses who worked on my gelding (previously abused horse) and I have no idea what’s going on… I got him halter and tie broke, and i really need help on knowing why is he reacting like that. Could he had been hit with it? I have no idea how it couldve happenned except for trailering, since i was not present as i payed someone for the hauling… His past owner couldve hit him? why?..
picture of the little guy