Originally Posted by appylover31803
maybe you should try working him hard in the middle. He obviously wants to go there (maybe to get away from working) But if he realizes that if he goes into the middle and gets worked hard, yet when he's on the rail, he can relax, that might motivate him to stay on the rail.
Obviously you wouldn't do this for the rest of his career, but just until he realizes that middle= more work, rail = less work
Agree!! I see this a lot, and if all else fails I do fast and tight circles..... for this I reccomend taking a crop or split reins.... make sure he goes in fast and tight circles and eventually he won't want to cut anymore
If he doesn't focus on the rail, stop and back a lot so he has to pay attention for when you stop so he can avoid getting bit pressure.....
Other things to stop cutting is inside leg pressure, outside rein pressure, when he cuts in take him back to the rail and turn his nose into the rail.... and when he turns just change directions and go the other way..... and you know when he's going to do it so apply pressure on the outside rein a few times and apply inside leg pressure before he does it and make him go faster if he still cuts in