Originally Posted by cassidilla
So I have a horse and he is green and hasn't been ridden in a couple months he isn't my horse I'm just working with him and he walks like a drunken sailor then when I try to get him walking back by the fence and ask him to turn he seems to think I want him to flex so he starts flexing and then when I get him to stop flexing (because he will just hold it) I ask him to go forward and he starts to go backwards and if I try to stop him with a one rein stop he either flexes or he does circles and I'm not putting leg pressure on at all. What should indo? He is VERY good at his ground work he can yield his hind legs with me looking at them and pointing and all that shnazzy stuff. Any suggestions of what to do?
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I have a 3 1/2yr. Old gelding just started under saddle this fall with a rider. I had problems with getting him to go forward also. I am not a youngin by any means so I didn't want to spank him to go forward LOL Clinton Anderson says, squeeze, cluck, spank.....so what I did was squeeze, cluck and took my finger and poked him in the butt (he's very sensitive) and the light bulb went off in his head and he walked forward! We're not rushing him at his training and are taking our time with him, yes a spank probably would have made him walk forward sooner, he was also flexing, backing but not being so young myself I didn't want him jumping forward because I spank him. Now that he knows to go forward come spring I will work on the go forward more and his stopping.....good luck!