Before I start I just want to say that, YES I have broken several horses before and I am not inexperienced when working with abused horses.
So, I have been working with my newest pony for two months now and he is solid on the groundwork and everything and I have started the saddle.
He works nicey on the lunge with the saddle and I have, in the past week, started putting weight in the saddle. He was very calm about everything that I did with him so I felt that he was ready for me to hop on.
So last night I did and he was fine but...He wouldn't go.
I thought this was weird because of all 15 or so horses I have broken have all gone. Either they were off bucking, they were responsive to my vocal commands, they went with pressure from the legs, or they were walking off to try to figure out what was happening.
He wouldn't budge unless someone on the ground was walking along side of him, or giving him lunging clues.
I don't really know what to do.
What do you think I shoud do?