Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Indiana
When we got our Arab gelding, he was like that in the fact he wanted to always be way ahead of me. I took a few days and we did a lot of walking around the property. I would go a few steps and switch directions. Circles, about faces, quick lefts and rights. He never had a chance to get ahead of me cause I was concentrating on staying one step ahead of him. I would stop and if he walked on, I would about face, go a few steps and stop again. Repeat till he stopped when I did. Lots of praise when he got it right.
Don't be slow and wait for him. You do your thing and make him have to keep up with you.
Didn't take long and he learned to pay attention and stay beside me.