Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
I think part of his real problem (or his only real problem, everything else comes from this) is that he went from working every day for nine years to no work at all in 24/7 turnout for a year, and now he's with me, and I'm somewhere in the middle, and he's pretty confused about what he's doing because I'm trying to mix the new with the old.
The cantering however, was not my problem...I was trying to get him to canter so I could teach him the voice cue. I've seen him canter and his stride is a little long, but thats fine with me. He's controllable and he listens, which was my main concern.....the lunging was never a "must have" for him since he has never been hot under saddle and he doesn't have any issues that we would need to work on, like controlling himself, so I can deal with never lunging him ever again.