Horse won't run, HELP PLEASE
Ok, I bought a 9 year old TWH about three monthes ago, my first horse, he used to be a hunting horse and is very bomb-proof. The owner was a friend of my father in laws and she took him on trail rides and never had any problems with him, she sold his pasture mate and him after losing her job. Problem I am having is, when I first got him he was very stubborn and would stop very frequently in the pasture and refuse to go, got him over that, and he walks somewhat faster when outside the pasture, but he will NOT go past a walk. I tried popping the reins on his withers and rear, as well as bumping his sides, my wife who has about 18 years experience tried and now my father in law is trying and he still wont run. I don't know what to do?