Hi :) I own a gelding named Mystery who's in his 20's.
Basically, he was in a riding school for about 7 years but got fed up and rolled riders off... I took him on after he had a year break and it took me months to get him to stop. Its a year later and he hadn't done it in ages..
2 weeks ago he decided he didn't feel like school work and dropped down on the ground, luckily I reogiznied this and got off on time! Btw we are at a new yard now and have been there about 5 months.
My confidence has suffered, I also am very upset as I thought he trusted me but obviously he has no respect for me..
I give him into lots of trouble when he does it, I usually get back on but he does it again and I give him a tap on the bum with the whip, which usually stops him but I want to find some method of him never doing it again!
I've heard something, but want to know everyone's opinion on this..
Is it true if you let the horse roll but then make them stay down.. it will stop them? I heard this is very effective.
Would really like some help as I have hardly any confidence left