There's a horse at my barn named Thunder, hes already attacked 3 people, including me. 2 of them hes knocked to the ground and ran over. When he attacked me, thank goodness i dodged him just barely! The barn owner only took him because her friend couldn't afford him anymore, but we didn't know he would be attacking people. He's a chincoteague island pony. He was a stallion and had a herd. When he was rounded up and bought the owners didn't geld him soon enough. He wasn't gelded til he was 12 (I think, not sure though), now he is 18. My barn owner is now desperately trying to get rid of him, but nobody wants a horse that attacks people. Nobody wants to put him down, but that may be the only option, especially since the barn I ride at is a lesson barn with little kids. Me and my friend are her trainers, but we're still minors, and she doesn't want us going in there trying to train him but getting attacked (which is understandable).
Please no tips like, smack him with a crop, smack his nose when he comes after you. We've tried this, but it only urges him more. Any form of trying to dominate him, he attacks you. And I'm not talking just turning towards you with his ears pinned, he full out charges you. Like I said, hes already knocked down and ran over 2 people, and almost did that to me until I just barely made it out of the round pen. Any tips? He also doesn't like ropes, so he might attack you even when you swing a rope at him. I really don't want him to be put down, hes a great horse under saddle, just terrible on the ground. And hes adorable, so it makes it even harder :/