Anyone have some tips to share to help keep a horse focused on the rider
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