Ok here we go. I have a 9 year old qh all he ever did was barrell race I got him in the fall. We are haven a few issues that I need some advice on. When we are trail riding and I ask him for a stop his nose goes sky high and he starts danceing in spot and getting very mad at me. Other than that trail manners are great. My big problem is open fields out of no where he will take off on dead run and start doing tight turns and go where ever he wants untill I can get the emergency stop on him. He never buck or rears and has never thrown me. After his 'fit" as I call them he is ready to go looks like he at the gate to run a pattern. I am a trail rider and have no intention of running barrells. I have lessons twice a week ( oldest person in her barn getting lessons at 29) lol . I have been riding since I was 11 so I have been around a bit but am no trainer.
In a enclosed space like a round pen he is great and relaxed. I have just bought a round pen will be here with in 2 weeks. I have a trainer that has my other horse in trainging now and the other horse comes home next week. My trainer is willing to take on my boy when I am ready to hand over the reins ( hehe no pun intended) . But at 750.00 for 30 days I was wondering if anyone has any advice on things I can try at home before I give up. I am very WILLING to send him if need be but was hoping for some advice or suggestions.
Little more infor we ride western and tack fits good. Ride in simple D ring snaffle. Vet has checked teeth and had his back looked at all with in 45 days so not a pain issue. It is a RESPECT issue I think but not sure. What should I do. And let me add these out bursts of his will happen every time we ride at least twice and always in open field ( we have 150 acres all open to ride in)
On a personal note I have sever dyslexia and try very hard to make all my posts easy to read for every one. So please if I have confused you please ask. I am looking for ideas here. I am at my wits end . My trainer says I can do this on my own that I have the abilitys but she willing to help or take him on. (she prob feels bad she just took all my money to train my boyfriends horse lol )