Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
The horse needs training not a change of equipment; that would be my first guess at least. However if it has been knocked about and had its mouth messed up with a bit it might be worth trying something different, (which would mean complete retraining from the ground up anyway) however I’m still leaning towards retraining with the existing setup.
It sounds to me like the horse needs to be taught respect, it shouldn’t be going off the track when you ride it at all, it should respect you and trust you, and the respect needs to come before the trust. If it is going OK when at home, then I’m guessing it’s in a familiar environment so feels relaxed and the lack of trust/respect issue probably isn’t arising much. If however you mean that when you ride out away from home the horse goes off track, but when you are riding towards home it stays on the track, then I’d have no doubt the horse is being disrespectful.
Bsms is giving you a few good ideas there, I’d be listening to that.