I posted before about my horse not wanting to move forward when I rode him. Getting a trainer is not an option here, although my dad used to train horses for many years and he will be visiting next week. Now after saying that I need a few suggestions on what I should do, maybe different ideas if you had a horse that acted like this. I am not going to do anything on my own but what I did last time did not work.
We have only had this horse for 2 weeks. He is extremely friendly and well behaved. He learns really fast and is very well broke. He has been testing us a bit and was very nervous in our barn but has now stopped being silly, except for this one issue.
I tried to ride him 2 days ago and everything was going really well. He wants to try and go back to the corral where the other horses are tied all the time. So I kept correcting him by turning his head back the way I wanted him to go and applying slight pressure to get him to move. This was working really well and he was doing great other than a few tugs. I then turned him around on the roadway and he started to trot so I pulled his head into my knee and spun him in a tight right circle and tried to continue on. I did this 3 times but on the 4th try it didn't matter to him at all that I was pulling his head sideways he picked up speed and broke into a gallop. At this point I decided to hold on for dear life because I didn't know what he was going to do.
Well he stopped right in front of the corral and parked! He is trained to park upon stopping and stay that way. Well then he would not budge! He remained parked and would not move, so he won I got off. It was late and my kids were getting cold. It now makes sense why he wouldn't move and kept turning left the first time I tried. He was trying to go back to the other horses!
So my question is how do you/ would you fix this?
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