Ok... the most important thing when schooling a green horse, is when you ask them to do something, they don’t say "no I’d rather be on the trails, or im going to protest & ignore your cues!"
it! And I mean every single time
you ask your horse to move off your legs, it should respond... "YES MAM!"
If you let your horse get away with it just once, that is a step back in your training, which could have been avoided!
Ok, if your horse is giving you trouble in the arena I want you to work his butt off while on them trails! Make him trot circles, stop, back up, move forward, trot, stop.... over and over
again! Then after he’s does this though-out the trails take him in the arena & let him walk & relax. This will teach him that trails are NOT
going to get him out of working, & riding in the arena doesn't always mean you have to work! This is also what I do for barn/herd sour horses! It works like a charm!
Honey, he DOES
know your leg cues, he is refusing because he knows from past experience, that he can get away with it! Don’t let him!