This horse and I have fought battles...alot.
I know that's not good but he loves to go fast. A lady that knows the horse before the ownerrs had him said he was awesome. He was well mannered and used to be slow and what not.
I ride him about once a week and so heres my problem.
Joe likes to go fast.i will get on him and he will start walkking.so I stop.back him up as he throws his head.(i only use a snaffle.sometimes a slow twisted d_ring) anyhow...then I continue at a walk..and he goes fast and faster as im trying to hold him down at the walk.then when I pick up the trot he extendss like theres no tomorrow.now, I can't stop this horse.if I pull on him he throws his head and goes faster.if I sit hee bounces me all around and well, goes faster. Then he will break into the canter...or gallop I should say.and I cannot stop him for my life..i don't see the point in putting a stronger bit in his mouth bc he will rear. He just has sooooo much energy.now I thought well, if I lunge him hell be tired.but then ill get on him and al he does is even more hyper.its almost like he gets more energized if I lunge him.and I can lkunge him for an hour and hell still have lots of energy.also, he LOVES the gate.he will glue himself to the gate if he could.
So sommeone help me..is it my fauly.i try to be ass relaxed if I can.i have a really good seat.i ride western btw.he rushes soo much and I don't know how to control it.he scares me to ride him. I can handle him but sometimes you just can't stop him.if you try he throws his head constantly and rears.hes never bucked except once on the trail.he bucked me off.but I have a huge rearing problem.should I trry to relax even more and loosen up with my reins/do lots of mall circles? How do I put him on his back end even more? Bc I don't think he is bc 1.hes reallyyy unncomfortable.and 2..im not an expert on being on his butt...but its almost like he flips his butt out to the outside if we turn in a circle.
Should I do lots of little circles with him?
I probly sound like I don't know anything but I've never had this problem before.
any suggestions. Please help me!