Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Small town in Kansas
• Horses: 0
"I know he likes it cause at home I can barley get him to stand still"
It sounds to me that you are mistaken. Your horse sounds like he is nervous, and by "Wont stand still" he is nervous and has it in his mind that all his job undersaddle to do is run run run.
And do NOT blindfold him, or he most likely will flip over backwards on him. I've found Trail riding fixes everything. And Take him off of patterns for atleast a month. Your horse won't enter arenas because he knows once he gets in there, he's going to be forced to work hard, like many barrel horses think. I've found that if you go after the show the same day and ride your horse in the ring at a walk, and walk him through the gate several times before leaving, it helps him remember that next time you go to the arena, the last memory he has of it was relaxing.