Originally Posted by pheonix
He's not green, he just hasn't been exposed to much. he's been rode 4-6 times a week since he was 3 , but I usually do It after everyone has left the barn so I have no interuptions
You've given the perfect example of a GREEN horse. Sure, you ride him most days, but he's still green.
No interruptions? I actually encourage and want commotion around me when working with a green horse because it gives me the opportunity to teach them how to handle a stressful situation and stay calm and stay listening to me. To each his own on that one.
Do you have any intentions of breeding him? Is he even worthy of breeding? Then there's no reason he shouldn't be gelded immediately
when the vet says it is safe to do so in his situation. I guarantee gelding him will help immensely. No, it won't remove the behavior (because you've allowed him to learn it) but it should make re-training much easier than if you didn't geld him.
In general, this horse needs to be taught more respect. It shouldn't matter if the world is blowing up around you; he should still stay focused on only one thing --> YOU. I would definitely be doing regular ground work exercises with this horse to get his attention and respect on you.