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so uhh...gates. ;-;

yeah. I can't work with Dude around the gate to go back down to the barn on the side of the outdoor arena that we usually use to go in and out of the barn. I've been working him on the other side around the round pen, but I'd like to finally work on games with him, since he needs started on them before he can go show with them..
I'd love to get a video of it, but none of us have a video cam or time. :/
so, I guess I'll be explaining. ;-; I work him normally around the round pen w/t to warm him up if I'm not using the indoor to warm him up on leg yeilds, walk, etc. I have been coming out of the circle I have around the pen, moving him toward the other end of the outdoor, turning and going back, trying to go farther and farther each time he cooperates and doesn't rear/act up. I can't even make it to the first cone for the poles/stakes set up without him acting up.
Today I had walked him all the way down to the other end, since he was calm, head nice and low, ears on my (not pinned finally) and I stoppd him. still a perfect little boy, nice and calm with ears still on me. Tried spinning him (he usually does really nice spins, aside from near that side of the arena) and he had a fit. he started sidesteppig towards the gate, tossing his head, and then finally reared. I completely had it after the rear, didn't calm him down right there, trotted him back the other end and jogged him around the round pen until his head was back down and not even lookig down at the other end. then I started working on getting closer and closer like I mentioned earlier.
I'm not sure if by gradually movig him closer in the workouts is the right thing, or if I should only work him on the side by the gate..I thought that working him by the gate would be best, but I would really prefer to not have to jump off when he ends up rearing straight up again and almost flipping over on me, or whoever's riding him.
I know I need to get his hindquarters moving when I feel him wanting to rear, but he ends up just planting them, goes up, comes back down, and continues to move again.
He hasn't gone straight up on me yet, but he's almost flipped over on Mendi two or three times this past week or so..
I can mainly handle it, but I'd like him to get over it and be able to spin back around and stay in the arena instead of trying to get down the hill and back into the barn..well, the point was I don't want to -have- to deal with it..and the fact that he's never going to show if we can't practice with him on the game patterns...
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