Ok, so I couldn't think of a better way to put it than "re-Train" my gelding is quite a sound mount, he's just gotten extreamly hyper all of a sudden, I've chalked it up to his different feed 50/50 grass alfalfa and "spring fever" He does get hyper and excitable in the spring aaaaand he's also a barrel horse so that adds to the chaos haha. But he's normally a down to earth horse that I can put anyone on, now I wouldn't say I'm afraid to put anyone on him, he just has a lot of power. Point is, even when I work him on the ground he's super sensitive to what I or anyone else does around him. He's also an easy sweater, i'd like to put him in the round pen and lunge him (Not blindly run him around in circles) to get his head in the right place but he just doesn't seem to be paying attention to anything anymore, all he is thinking is "RUN" and I do admit I'm a part of the problem, because of barrels and also my friends and I like to race
my question is, how do I get his attention focused on listening rather than just "run run run!"