I have an OTTB gelding nine years old, I ride english pleasure and he has an old hock injury but I give him hock injections and supplement and he moves just like everyone else no problem..
I have had him for 6 months and never had this problem riding him...
A couple nights ago he was moving wonderfully and obeying me when working on cantering which he likes to be sloppy but was moving great and going on the right lead, after a great ride I decided to walk him to cool off and start working on flexing his poll at the walk with some light contact.
Then all of a sudden he would come to a complete stop, at this point though I had dropped my crop, so It took a really good kick just to get him walking and everytime I tried to flex him he would do a complete stop or try to yank the reins out of my hands and when he did walk he started throwing his head and trying to brush my leg into the wall! Idk what happened.. his saddle has been checked has never been a problem, even have a nice therapeutic pad his teeth were done 3 months ago, his feet have bee wonderful and trimed a month ago..
I don't know what happened! I was riding like I always have and wasnt putting less or extra pressure on the bit..
What did I do?