Here are some of the pictures my friend took today of this sweet boy. Still not the best conformation pictures, but we were working in an indoor and trying to fight light so it wasn't too shadowy: Remington.jpg Remington2.jpg Remington3.jpg Remington4.jpg Remington 5.jpg Remington 6.jpg Remington8.jpg
He went really well today until my friend asked him to canter on the lunge. He cantered fine on the lunge in the round pen, but once we took him out to canter in the ring, he seemed actually a bit stubborn and was pulling quite a bit. Not sure if it has anything to do with his feet?
Then the rescue owner said that the trainer has been riding him more, and he can be a bit stubborn when being ridden as well. He is green, and his feet need attention that's for sure. He NEVER bolts, or takes off, and NEVER EVER spooks, and it super desensitized, but also to the point of not caring if you get after him? They said sometimes he will park out and the trainer will have to turn him in circles to get him going again.
Can this kind of stubborn behavior be worked on? Or is it "once stubborn always stubborn"? He is a mustang, and is 6 years old, and still green. I have worked with my fair share of green horses, and I am not intimidated by him. The rescue owner says that he seems to really respond to me and enjoy working with me. (He hasn't been stubborn with me).
Also a side note, the trainer rides him in a bitless bridle and bareback. Don't know if that means anything.