Can you guys lay it on me at how my mini's handling skills are looking?
Tatter is a 10yr old over weight mini who had that bad mini behavior. He would rear, kick, bite, etc when you walked, or trotted him. So I started to walk, and trot his little ass around the arena and over standing poles. When he reared, I pulled his head back down and turned him in sharp turns. Soon he was walking, trotting, and cantering beside me like a champ.
I never thought to jump him untill he one day jumped over a bent pole instead of walking. I ended up propping it up against another pole and well..now were at this point.
Sorry about the crude equipment. I try to make ground poles and such but ran out of poles to use when he started to go through the small alley I go through. XD Soon I'm going to try to do some jumping out in the middle of the arena and than get him to ride with a long driving reins as a refresher from his younger days. He rides..just not very good.