I just called ahead to check on the horse I am getting for class later on.
It's a very docile and lazy horse who is good in a group class but always runs away in a private class.
I am getting him in a group class so the running away is not a big issue.He does group stuff beautifully, but he tends to run away to join the other horses when we are doing stuff by turns. I.e. Taking turns to canter around the arena etc.
Any tips on what I can do to keep a horse like him focused, and not be hell-bent on joining his mates? He gets very wilful. He's small but is very stubborn. People call him (obstinate) donkey as a joke. He's also a horse who tends to buck violently when the whip is used.