Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Apologies for the lack of response. My internet connection is pretty bad!
I think we have found the root of the problem. Young horse, cold snap and spurs.
Ask Anebel, you could boot this horse if required, and there was a reaction but that was it. It would appear that with working on less is more with my legs has worked because I have taken my button spurs off, left the crop on the side and although he was slow to get it at first.. no more canter.
I also lunged him more thoroughly before riding.
This all came to a point when he bolted and tried to buck me off last week. Scared the bejeebus out of me.. so it was time for quick action.
All I can say is I hope this cold snap disappears so he can start getting in the paddocks again!!
Thank you for all your help.. I am however, printing this off to keep with me as I feel that when he progresses in his training, this will come in handy!