Disrespectful under saddle
Alright, I started my guy under saddle about 6 weeks ago after much groundwork. He is an absolute angel on the ground- gives to pressure, backs, turns, listens to cues well. He knows that if he shows any disrespect, he is going to be reprimanded.
Under saddle he is doing well, but still has much to learn. He is great with walking on, and is getting along well with trotting. His stop is not the best, but we're working on it and its slowely improving. Backing up is an issue though, as well as he ignores some cues and tries to push through them. This is completely disrespectful and want to stomp it out quick. To get his respect on the ground, I had to push him until he blew up, and kept going until he submitted. After doing this once, he was an angel afterwards (only needing light correction when he started to misbehave).
As he's being like this under saddle, I have a feeling that I won't gain his respect until he 'blows up' and learns that he must do as I say- on the ground and under saddle. He knows I can't get after him as much under saddle so takes advantage of it. My BO is a trainer, and I do plan to ask her opinion, but was wondering if anyone on here had any advice as well. (I like to get lots of opinions, then make a decision).
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Last edited by gothicangel69; 06-16-2012 at 08:32 PM.