Anything from patterns to aids that would be helpful...
My gelding can get very unfocused if there are any distractions happening around the barn or outside the ring.
I use checking him with a rein to bring his ear back on me as well as weaving around poles, barrels etc to keep his feeting moving....and disengaging the hindquarters.
Most times it works , other times he still isnt listening to me. He gets very looky and tense.
I ignore it to a certain degree, he has always been a looky horse but I would really like to get him to focus more on me.
Any helpful suggestions are welcomed . Thanks