I just need to share my success with Jacoby, (my 3 yo gelding). We moved him to a barn for the winter with an indoor arena. Riding is still a challenge as he doesn't think he need to listen once I am up there, but he is doing really well. He is more respectful (still mouths EVERYTHING), he lunges really well now, and even let me lunge him at a walk in the "scary" part of the arena .
I think one of the reasons he has been so good the last couple of days is because he ran through the fence, cutting his knee a little bit and then he was stuck in the deep snow and couldn't go anywhere! I 'rescued' him by coming over and coaxing him out with some hay. His attitude was SOOO different! I was his savior! I thought maybe he was good because he was exhausted by the ordeal but he has been great ever since. Hopefully this new attitude doesn't get forgotten!