Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I have the same problem with Pumpkin as you are describing - but not just x/c. We have had trainers check him over and ride him. He is just being rude. I do think though it is having to much energy, so whenever he continues with this behaviuor continously I let him off in the back paddock and run him until he listens to me no worries. Other wise, I will stay on, and spin him then make him stand, before moving off. I do this every time and he gets the message for the day. But like others have said, it is best to get a triner to help you.
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky