Vriski is a rescue pony, hoofs and behaviour problems. (for hoofs see the thread What do you think? Will he ever be rideable?
I lunge him only because I had almost no respect from him. If anyone thinks I shouldn't do it, please let me know.
So he's not lame when I'm lunging him but (after a lot of other lunging problems we've gone through) he doesn't want to trot in one direction. The most inetresting thing is that the direction that could cause him troubles, pain is the direction he just loves. (the first thing I thought when I didn't manage to get him troting, was that he's in pain). So his worst hoof is the right front one. And he loves to trot in the direction when his right is inside the circle, that way more weight is put on his right leg, right?
I ran beside him today in the "awful" direction and there were no problems.
Well I'm trying to solve this issue for 5 days already and before that he didn't have that kind of problems (that was for 2 weeks).
What he does is: I ask him to trot, he does it then he has (always the same) spot in the circle and he stops there, that way that he faces me. (If I warn him before the spot it's actually much worse) First few times he did that I went to him, turned him in the right direction and ask him to trot again. But he stopped in the same place again. So because (I guess) I was making it worse, because he had his rest time when I was coming to him and turning him around I stopped doing it. I put a pressure on him now, I hit the ground with a whip, or even whip him if there is no reaction. He picks the wrong (his) direction and goes troting.
So what am I doing wrong?
Any advise will be appreciated