My young OTTB gelding is a wonderful ride. Super quiet, easy going, super great ride .... INDOORS.
OUTDOORS in the sand ring .... walking is fine. You ask for anything else and he gets sooo anxious/frustrated at NOTHING. He starts bundling himself into a tense little ball that you KNOW is going to explode at any minute but you don't know which way! Then all will be fine for the next couple of minutes and then he will get back to doing little dances/bunny hops .... it's sooo frustrating for me and him. He's such an athletic promising young horse, I just don't know what his problem is ... and with the nice summer weather, I'd like to ride outside.
Is he just young and need time to get used to riding outside?
What would you do?
--> Last ride outdoors, he was pretty much unrideable so I brought him back into the indoor arena and .... COMPLETELY different horse, an angel :)
What a goofball!