I have a 6 year old gelding that I got about 2 months ago. He was pushy and didn't know much when I got him. He has made AMAZING progress on ground manners and is mostly willing under saddle. I have just started bumping up his work to a trot and trying to lope. I can get him to work any course in any direction over an obstacle at a walk. He will do most of the same work at a trot (for a little while) but when he is done he sulls up (pouts and wont move). The original owner said that at this point, with her, he would buck her off so hard she wouldn't get back on him for months. I can't even get him to do that!!!
I would know better what to do with a horse that bucks but I have never dealt with a horse that refuses to move and man is it frustrating!!!!
After taking a deep breath I would like to believe that the reason he wont buck with me is that I have established enough respect on the ground between us that he knows he wont get away with bucking or just doesn't want to.
Has anyone ever dealt with a (lazy?) horse that wont move?? Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated! Sorry this post is so long!