Just got my first horse! He’s an OTTB, just came off the track 4 months ago and was passed around between a few places since. Hes been with me for about a month and it’s been cold so we haven’t done too much. He’s a healthy weight and sweet for the most part. Under saddle he’s a kick ride and sound. Issue is grooming and ground manners. He’s does NOT like to be groomed. Is not too fond of being touched in general. He’s very mouthy. Will not stand still and dances around pretty much the whole time I’m trying to groom him. Nipping at me and the crossties constantly. He lifts back leg like he might kick but puts it down when I tell him to firmly. He isn’t angry but seems uncomfortable and nervous.
He could just be settling in?? Im absolutely sure he needs lessons in ground manners. I’m just afraid he may have angry ulcers and don’t want to be too firm with “training” if he’s in pain and very uncomfortable.
A friend suggested Cavalor Gastro 8…
Any suggestions or opinions would be very much appreciated. Especially would love to hear if anyone has used this product as well.