Originally Posted by meganstormy
No Im not "running" him on just simply trotting and walking. He's fine and all just when I ask him to turn a barrel. He did go for 6 months of training for reining.
I think perhaps you're missing the point I was trying to make...
Regardless of the speed you're going with the horse, the fact that he is disrespectful on the ground is an indication of one of two things.
1) He has holes in his foundation training.
2) He doesn't have a strong leader that demands respect.
All I am trying to say is that trying to build a solid horse with holes in foundation level training is like trying to build a castle on sand. I could be severely wrong, but I have never had a horse (that I've gained the respect of) threaten to kick or show ill manners.
Nonetheless, I hope you can solve your problem. :)