Every time he walked when I didn't ask him to or didn't stop when I asked him to, I continued to ask him until he stopped and then I backed up to the point where I had him standing or where I first asked him to stop. I was watching him and he was really just being naughty with stopping! He just didn't want to stop so he didn't stop. So, I made him WANT to stop by making him do more work by NOT stopping. :) It worked very well and now he stops great.
As for turning, ugh. I did an incredible amount of work on this. I pulled with increasing pressure until he gave in the slightest and then gave immediate release. It was like completely teaching a horse to give to pressure all over again. I have gotten him to a point where he is workable but it's a real work out for me to do a lot of turning. He will turn but he is no where near light. I am so confused how this could happen. I was riding him about two maybe three times a week for a month... which is very minimal for me since I was rehabilitating him with the saddle as well as keep his mental state in check with my trainer and then for about a week I didn't ride because I injured my hip down some steps and I was rather stiff. I'd at least saddle him up and do work at least so he didn't forget all of our saddle training but then his give to pressure went down the tubes incredibly fast.
I'm going out to see him, I will try the pressure exercises that bitless suggested.
|I'm sry but you NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER get off of your horse because he is doing something wrong or not listening. If you do this you are teaching him that every time I do this she will get off.|