04-22-2010, 05:57 AM
| || | Some Advice..
I have a 6 year old gelding who was professionally trained very well in my opinion, I have leisure rode throughout my life and would not consider myself a seasoned horseback rider, but I know how to ride for the most part. The problem i'm having is everytime I go to ride him he starts off ok then he just gets stubborn, he starts dancing around, crow hoppin, and just being a pain then he'll walk on for a bit then do same thing like over again, if we are out in the arena I will trot him around to warm him up and any second he gets he will try to run up and I have to slow him, and every now and then he gets some speed up and I whoa him down with rein pressure he will start bucking. He's done this for over a year now, and it does not matter what we are doin. We could be just going for a ride, climbing a mtn, chasing cows, or getting ready to team rope, he gets better after he's really warmed up, or tired not sure which, but thinking warmed up. I am at wit's end with him cause it makes me nervous when he does it cause I do NOT want to hit the floor. And I don't really want to get ride of him I have hours of box training learning to chase steers down to just see him off. Can I go back to groundwork with him and ME doing the "training" so to develop a bond or is just my lack of confidence that drives him to do it? Any suggestions or advice will appreciated.. Thanks.