So, I want to go back to basics on the ground with my pony. When I am leading him in hand, and make him stand and go to push on his shoulder to get him to move away, he does not budge. I poke and I prod, but he does. not. move.
He isn't nasty, and he leads fine and backs fine ... but I think... I may have taught him something bad by accident.
Over the summer, I worked on whoa, walking forward, and backing up- all in hand... he does fine with all those things.
But now, every time I go to ask him to move over while he is in hand, he goes backwards. He moves over fine when he's in his stall or in the cross ties, but when he is in hand he goes backwards.
So I just want to go back to basics on getting him to move away from pressure. Where do I start?
We have been working on it for a few days, and it has gotten sort of better... but I want more opinions as to what to do. Today when I was leading him, I tried putting his butt to the wall and then moving his shoulders over, but he didn't move, but I did notice that as I was lining him up with his butt to the wall, when I went to move his butt over , I basically pointed at his hiney and he moved it over... so I thought that was a positive.