Hello, I normally hack my pony, but I want to begin jumping him.
As I don't have a menage/school I use a flat field(where he eats!) He is excellent standing for me to get on, and walks about 10 steps, then stops, throws his head up and digs. I kick, and nudge, and tap with the crop but he refuses to move! I tried turning him around but he wasnt having ANY of it.
I don't know wether, he's just being silly because theres a field the otherside of the one I was riding in is FULL of grass, or he just doesnt want to be ridden in that field.
Any tips of getting him going, and stop him being so lazy?
(It has NOTHING to do with tack, he got a new saddle recentley, and the saddler fitted it correctley, and his bridle is fine. He is ridden in a rubber snaffle with bit guards, as he has a really soft mouth, and struggles to open his mouth when taking the bit out, and a metal bit clangs his teeth, hense the rubber!)