Hi so after the permanent lameness of my cob I have bought a rising five welsh section d gelding. We have been doing ok but he has becoming increasingly bargy on the ground and we have had a couple of unpleasant experiences out hacking. On Monday I took him out to an in hand show just to show him new places and use to going out in the lorry. He was very impatient standing in the lorry, stamping and trying to rear even though he had plenty of hay and someone around all the time, then he spooked at something in the car park and just jumped straight through me and knocked me flat on my back. It hurt! A very dear friend was at the show and she has advised me that he is not right for me, for various reasons. The unpredictable behaviour of the welsh and he is a long and lean and she thinks I will be better with something I can sit into. I am in a bit of a pickle with all this now, should I have bought something so young but he seemed very chilled, I know about spring grass etc but this reaction on Monday was very extreme and at my age I cant be knocked over like that too often! Not sure whether to cut my losses and move him on now, or give him the benefit of the doubt and keep trying. Anyone been in a similar situation?