Hi all, I'm new to the forum and I'm just looking for some advice please.
I have just started exercising someone's horse for the winter months as the lady is unable to ride at the moment. Therefore I am hacking out alone or with another girl and her horse.
He is good as gold when we hack out with another horse. BUT...when we go out alone he just seems to want to trot ALL the time! It doesn't matter how tight I have the reins (or even how long!) he just wants to trot. If I have the reins very tight he just does a more collected trot or even trots on the spot!!
I have tried stopping him every time he starts to trot however this doesn't solve anything as he just decides to trot again once we get going.
It's getting rather frustrating to say the least and I just want to know what I can do to solve the problem! Is it me????
Thanks in advance....S x