Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Do you carry a crop? If so, switch it to the outside hand when nearing the gate and if he ignores strong outside leg give him a good smack with it on the shoulder to remind him what he should be concentrating on. Also try doing large circles with the centre being X and keeping a consistent bend, he'll find it a lot harder to then turn the other way.
Edit: oh and as stated above, dismount inside the arena and away from the gate. And if you can, use the arena for activities other than just riding - take him in there for a bit of a run when it's empty, teach him to follow the leader and stuff.
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Last edited by EvilHorseOfDoom; 07-01-2012 at 08:18 PM.