I have recently started training a 14.3 Cob who has only ever pulled a trap. He has been broken into and is quite happy with someone riding him and voice commands are more useful at the moment but I have been asked to try and school him. He goes into a lovely trot and canter but his steering is a problem.
He doesn't really know what I'm asking him to do when I try to turn him with the bit and kicking him doesn't really do alot.
I wanted to know if anyone has any tips to introduce steering at a level pace for him to understand and get the hang of?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to confuse the poor boy. He's a big baby really and he does try and I think with a bit of training he can be a lovely riding horse :)