My friend left for college and asked if I could work with her tb a little each week while she is gone. At first I was excited but he's an 8 year old that clearly think he's still 2. He throws temper tantrums!
He hasn't been off the track long, maybe six months so I understand a bit but I don't want him to think he can get away with not listening to me. He just won't stand still at all and with my short legs I just can't hop on him. I tried facing him in a corner but he just won't stay put.
I've tried ground manners with a lead rope, having him walk, trot, halt, stand and back up in all kinds of combos and he's starting to listen really well to those and seems to like them. He just doesn't like people on his back.
The people that normally work with him said you have to get rough with him to show him who's boss. How can I earn this horses trust and have him listen to me?