Originally Posted by Nita
Does he do it when you are practicing at home? Or only at shows? Maybe he's learned that he can do it at a show because you won't correct him. If he does it all the time, you just need to make sure you correct him every time he does it so that he doesn't have inconsistencies. If he only does it at shows, it's going to take correcting him as much as it takes in a class at a show once or twice. It will probably take you out of the ribbons, but it will be better in the long run.
Maybe something you can try and enter into a showmanship class and ask to not be judged but preform the pattern. I enter D & I into a 14-17 flat class now and then (not to be judged of course) to keep him from getting anticipaty(sp) on me. So we walk trot canter then when we turn around and he starts to jig, everyone else trots and canters while we walk. Normally I just turn my number upsidown(sp??). If show management will let you do this then since you will not be placing anyways you can use the standing time to school. Just make sure the judge knows what is going on
. Just an idea :P - I'm sure it would make him go WWHHHAAA
we're.... we're... in a class??!