I wrote before about my horse (Fess) who hasn't been ridden in about 3 years.
We got to the new farm on Saturday. Sunday I went up to longe him. Someone had recommended I look at some Chris Irwin videos on the Stateline tack website. I did, and tried to do what he recommended.
Well I got him to move away from me twice onto the circle. After that, Fess just turned in towards me, and wouldn't move. Sometimes he would back up. He let me approach him from both sides, but as soon as I tried to send him away he just spins and faces me again.
I am tempted to just get on his back, he is calm and relaxed as he always was, but I would like to do a little longe work first just to establish leadership.
Anyone have anymore tips on how to get him to understand what I want him to do?