Hey! I have a 9 year old thoroughbred who I've pretty much re-trained from the ground up off the track.
He's doing very well (I think so at least, feel free to disagree), but we have issues with pulling at the trot and canter after we canter for the first time. He's great during warm-up and will go on a loose rein, but once we canter, he just wants to tug or rush. It's not always, so I'm not sure what to do.
He's in a loose ring happy mouth, so nothing harsh, and I don't want to up-bit him to solve the problem.
I've been doing LOTS of transitions and work after the canter. I'm hoping he'll eventually realize there's more to do besides tug and canter, but it's been a while and he's still doing it.
Any tips? He likes to get the same way over fences.
Here's a link to a video when he's tugging. It's at the end of the video.