I first want to say sorry its so long I'm new to horses and my boyfriend is getting very frustrated with Spirit" Hi, me and my boyfriend have a horse named Spirit. He is a 5 year old gelding and we have had him for a few months now. He is broke to ride. Before we bought him we rode him and he was just fine and listened really well. But now that we got him back to the ranch when under saddle he just doesn't want to move forward. We have put him in a hackamore and a few other kinds of bits but nothing really changes. We use leg pressure and also try to use a crop whip to bug him with by tapping him but nothing to seems to work. When we rode him before we bought him we rode him in a field but now we are riding him in a round pen. (we want to feel comfortable riding him before we take him out of the round pen, one because there is 5 other horse in the field with him and two because we can't get him to go forward so we can't practice stopping lol) I was hoping someone might have an idea of how to get him to go. A little info about Spirit that might help; we bought Spirit from a guy who was very mean and ruff with him and we want to train the horse with trust and not be mean. Also just my boyfriend has been riding him so could he have a thing against men because of his last owner? I am very new to riding horses so my boyfriend doesn't want me to ride Spirit tell we know why he is acting so weird. Also if it helps Spirit isn't the highest or lowest on the pecking order at the ranch.