Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Try and use a mounting block as much as you can; there will be less pulling on his spin
There are a few things you can do to help him stop; but unfortunetly because other people ride him, he may never stop.
When you lead him up to the mounting block, tell him to stand in a firm voice. As you get on the block, tell him to stand again, do it a few times so he knows he is supposed to be still while you are moutning. If he goes to walk off, jump off the block make him back up at least 10 steps. Then lead him back to the block calmly, and repeat. It might take a few times, but eventually he will understand that its easier to just stand still and let you mount.
Now if he walks off once you are in the saddle, make him halt and stand for 5 seconds (and I mean stand, no dancing). Then hop off, and take him back to the mounting block and get on again, making sure you tell him to stand.
When he does stand, you can tell him he's a good boy, so he knows that he is doing the right thing.
It might take a few times each ride, but eventually he will learn that he is expected to stand.