I own an 8 year old, off-the-track TB gelding, Prince, who I've had for about a year and a half now. He's very willing to learn and intelligent, but he doesn't always understand what he's supposed to do. I'm sure some of this is my fault, considering I'm no professional and I'm learning everyday too! I know that a big step to establishing a partnership with your horse is bonding and trust, and that lunging can help with that. However, Prince doesn't seem to lunge. I don't belive he was taught to lunge, and my attempts to try and teach him have failed. He isn't necessarily afraid
of the whip, more or less he understands it means to move. So naturally, he turns in to face me and we look silly while I try to get behind his shoulder and we run in circles. He's decided that if he turns to face me, I can't make him move with the whip. I'm not sure how to fix this. Also, on the rare occasion he does
decide to move off in a circle, he pulls on the lead and/or cuts in close (this "cooperation" of sorts is a rare thing, mind you). Anyways, any and all help would be very much appreciated! Thank you for your time!