Originally Posted by spirit88
Sounds like he wasnt to well trained to begin with. I have a gelding who does speed events he's goes whatever speed I want. That's at walk trot and canter.
Only time he gets super hyped up is just before we enter the area gate. But once he does his run he walks out of area on a loose rein.
Your horse needs more training I see youv got another thread on him being barn sour. Id work on the barn sour part then worry about slowing down his trot.
Personally I would of never bought a horse with training issues to many nice ones out there that need good homes.
He is not a super hyped horse. I can run him and then pull the saddle off and ride bareback with out any issues. Or we can just hang out and walk. He walks, trots, and canter with barely any pressure to do any of it. He isn't hard to stop at all. I think he was ran and not given the opportunity to be a regular horse at his last home so he has picked up some bad habits that need correcting. I don't think he's a bad horse and to me he was worth getting. There are a lot of nice horses out there that have no vices but there a lot of horses out that just need a second chance.