Thanks for the advice, Dashygirl: No I don't believe in sending a horse to a trainer, You learn best by having patience and training him yourself, the way you want your horse to be, so no, its never crossed my mind to send him to a trainer.
I'm not one to seem like a mean and argumentative owner towards him, I calm my body down, and he does listen, but sometimes I have to bring him back into the "real world" when he wonders off and is concerned about the other horses. Some days he's great! Last week he was the best he's EVER been since i've gotten him, and we were riding by our selves. The horses are always by the arena, since the arena is built half in the field. So he's always wondering about them. But I think because its seasonal time, that's sparking him up too.
We've been working in the round pen, and I work him by ourselves away from everyone and he acts up at first, but he's one of the smartest horses I know, and have worked with, so he knows what I expect of him.
I just don't like when I go to turn him out, he goes crazy, and he can get me and himself severly hurt because of it.
`95 adopted thoroughbred gelding
my entire worrrld;