Not wanting to go in a straight line
Lately I've noticed that Sonny doesn't want to walk a straight line. He'll do it if we are on the wall of the arena, but if we are going through the middle of the arena, he keeps trying to edge over to the sides.
He was able to do it at the last stables with no problem, but he has just started doing it now. Do you think he feels unsecure in the middle of the arena....since it is a fairly new arena to him, and it's a whole lot bigger...not enclosed, etc.
A stubbornness problem again?
Isn't understanding what I want?
Any other ideas?
when I ask him to go straight through the center line I don't put any pressure on my legs...I look at the place where I want him to be...and I hold my reins still. So I"m not accidently telling him to cirve or whatever.