Okay, so at work, me and my partner traded horses. She hated Jack, and no one else likes to ride him because of his attitude. She now rides Mickey, and I now ride the cranky big sorrel gelding named Jack. I ride him every morning before rides, and at lunch before the afternoon rides. Now I love him to bits, he's just amazing to ride, even with his cranky attitude (he doesnt like his job, when we are alone, he's amazing.. he also DESPISES MICKEY) He has ONE problem that I want to fix. And its this: He cannot for the life of him get the right leads at a canter. Ever, and its driving me crazy. I've tried changing directions, but he just doesnt get it. Now, remember, he is a work horse so I can't spend hours and hours of time on him, and I get only about 30 minutes in between rides twice a day, maybe three times if its not to hot to work him, to work with him (mostly to keep him from getting bored and ripping apart his stall)
Does anyone have any suggestions? He's a very smart horse (he uses a comb to gather left over oats in his feed trough in his stall! He taught himself)
Id really like any advice. He's a lovely horse, but when going on the wrong lead... makes for a very sore bum!
PS.. lol fun fact: I have to be all spider monkey to get up on him haha. He's very tall, and Im very short. Im happy he stands for me. He used to take off with Molly (his old rider) all the time, so I was kinda worried to ride him, but he's an angel for me. Love him haha.