This summer I really felt that Tucker and I were progressing. We had some really good rides. He was cooperative and relaxed online and in the saddle. Then he had a disagreement with one of his pasture mates and got hurt. Our progress seemed to go out the window. His co-operation disappeared and he started kicking out again under saddle. Most discouraging. After much thought and reading I have decided to try him on ulcer medication to see if that helps. I got medication from the vet but he refuses to eat it and is quite adamant about it. He did get some for a few days but then seemed to have a reaction to it so I discontinued.
Yesterday we started a program of feeding him some alfalfa hay cubes when I bring him in and some of Mad Barn's Viceral for help with ulcers. Also plan to try Aloe Vera juice as it is supposed to help as well. We will see if this plan helps him to find his cooperative nature again. Playing on the ground for awhile to give the changes some time to work.