Attitude when asked to trot
I'm new to this forum and just wondering if I can get some advice on a little problem I'm having.
I've been having a bit of an issue with my horse....4yr old thoroughbred originally from the racetrack....
When I ride him, he's fine at the walk, but over the last month or so, when I ask for a trot, he pins his ears back, tosses his head, turns his head to try and bite my leg, often also kicking out his heels abit, threatening to buck or rear. It's really getting to be annoying. Some days, it's only the pinned ears and head tossing and I can push him through to the trot and he chills out, but other days he's downright nasty and quite intimidating. I know if I don't push him through this behaviour that I'll be effectively training him to do this, but sometimes he puts up a real fight. This is a relatively new behaviour
Otherwise, his ground manners are great, he lunges niceley (even at the trot)....he's generally a very sweet guy. He also doesn't seem sore in any way.