Put a thread on last night about whether a balancing aid might help me. Think I definitely need one - well after a rather eventful hack I'm thinking more of a three point harness now - and parachute.
Incident 1 - Trotting down this road running alongside a freshly planted field. The road had just been tarmacked and he slipped, went into the field, spooked at a plastic bag, span round and shot of uncontrollably in the opposite direction - had to turn him into some trees to stop.
Incident 2 - Trotting down a grass track when I think he spooked at something again, shot off for 3-4 strides then full on handstand twice. Was able to turn him so didnt go far.
Incident 3 - Trotting down road, turned right onto narrow canter track with hedges either side, he shot off (not sure if the bikes to his left spooked him), flashback to old incident on this particular track so immediately turned him to the hedge and dumped he me in it.
Live to ride another day, just not sure I ever want to
Nothing to do with lack of work either - he was light hacked Friday morning, schooled Friday night and medium hack yesterday.
So, alot of this could be general misery at lack of turnout. I'm going to speak to YO and get him out. If there is no improvement once he's out I think it will be time to call the vet.