I bought my horse in november last year, and just pleasure ride and flat work.I ve not had a problem until just recently when riding out he is shying at everything from gates to piles of dirt to even branches on the ground.We ride in the same places and he has been past them heaps of times.
What he does is stops dead,or bends his body around like a banana.when he stops he is very hard to get going again and will side step from side to side refuses to go foward even to the point where he has reared slightly, he then turns around the other way.
I persoally think he is being a bit piggy.
What can I do to keep him going foward?
Today when we went out he was being silly about it and I faced him up to it and encouraged him to walk foward towards it then praise him up.
Any one else had/have this problem..any ideas would be appreciated.