Okay, I am trialing to get this Saddlebred. He is sweet, 21, (acts 3 though) and pretty. He is gentle. He is calm. But he gets ansy when I ride him.
He wants to get to his friends in the field, not for me to ride him. He also does not want to canter, and I don't want to whip him. (I may if I have to) I also don't want to hire a trainer, or something like that. What can I do? I plan to lounge him when he gets like that, get on him and if he is still unresponsive, lounge and do it until he listens to me. Then, reward him and let him retreat to the field. I'll try that. Also, the owner only has a MULE bit, which hurts him. :( I want to get rid of the double rein too, and try him Western. He has not been ridden since winter either. So I think he will work out enough.