I have a 4 year old arabian gelding who is a great horse, although, he's young and can be ignorant.
When I got him, he had been to at least 4 different homes, he didn't have hardly any training. So here I am, training the horse myself. But for a 4 year old he has great manners. Anyways, I'm trying to get him to canter. I warm him up a little, ya'll know the basic trot, walk, trot, walk warmups.When I ask him to canter, he bucks and rears, then refuses to trot and goes in to a bumpy, sluggish trot or stops alltogether. It's not the saddle. It fits well, and it's not lameness. I've had people come and look over him and the tack and they all said that he's great, and the tack is fine for him. When lungeing, he has no problem cantering, he doesn't even pin his ears or buck. While running around being a spaz in the corral he's fine. So what's up? I've thought about asking my neighbor, [who is a horse trainer for help] but then again, I don't wanna make myself sound silly if it's something simple!
Could ya'll give me suggestions? *Thanks*