Well today I decided to back up the trail string on my horse today because we just did some training on Tuesday and I wanted to see if it had any lasting effect. He also has gained alot of weight and is feeling better so I just wanted to do one ride with him.
Well he did great at the walk and trot, perfect even. All the crap started to go downhill when we went to canter. He gets SO excited, jiggy, hotheaded and wants to gogogogo. I was told by a few people that his previous owners were kids who would always canter and gallop him down the side of the road, that's ALL they would do. They wouldnt walk or trot, just go fast. So now, I see the damage they have done. He is so confused and thinks I only want to run ect. And I feel so frustrated because he's only like this when we get to places that look like the side of a road. He's perfect at WTC in the yard and around the ranch but he gets so excited if we get to something like a road.
I can see just how much they screwed him up. They have ridden his head so.much and have don't that "collection" where you want the horses nose almost touching his breast. He also probably had a tie down too. I can tell all of this because when I go to slow him down and I lift on the reins lightly, he tucks his head in and does that jiggy thing. When he gets excited he looks just like those freaking Mexican dancing horses.
I really need help! How do I fix this? He's really good anywhere except for the road looking parts. Thanks :)
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