02-11-2012, 08:46 PM
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Agreed with ClaPorte.
However, there could be several factors. Have you ruled out any pain? Sometimes horses will try and run from pain. I do not think this is your issue but you never know.
Next, keep him busy. Bring his mind back to you. My little mare will toss you if you don't have her mind first. Before you even walk onto the trail or the arena, flex him repetitively both directions. Walk him a little and keep him flexing and bending. Move his ribcage, shoulders, and hindquarters around a little. Keep him guessing on what you're going to ask instead of just going forward. And everytime he tries to rush you, don't get nervous. Just take up some contact, take a deep breath, and sit back. Ask again.
On that note, if the horse won't respond to that and he wants to go? MAKE him go. Work his little butt off everytime he tries. And I don't mean just running blindly. I move move his feet in a million differant directions so he has to think about it.
It's all going to come back to getting his mind and focus back on you. As far as I'm concerned, a horse that wants to act like that needs a job to make him focus.