I've got Sonny where he just needs 2 short minutes of refreshing and he neckreins really well...not like a reining horse, but good enough in the short time...but he really only will do it in the roundpen (which is where I have been working him). I do figure 8s and so on and so forth so it's not like I'm doing the same thing or whatever.
But I brought him out on the driveway to ride and he wouldn't respond to the leg pressure or anything...I use the carrot stick to tell him what way to go if he isn't responding, but I hate using it all the time because it's a pain. But he wouldn't respond no matter how hard I tried.
Is this something normal that usually happens? Them not responding when riding in a different place
Or was he just being dominant and stubborn?
I mean after a while he did it, but it was a huge hassle