I have a really bad problem with a pony (13.2hhish, grey Highland x Connemara gelding, 24 years old) called Murphy I excersize.
Out hacking, he's great. Often very frisky, and you don't need to tell him twice to speed up. Basically, a rocket on legs.
But, as soon as you get into an arena, he just stops, dead, and WILL NOT move. You can get him to walk on a few reluctent paces, but as soon as you tickle him with the whipe, or nudge/kick him on, he stops, and leans back on his heels. The only way to get him to move after that, is if someone chases him with a lunging whip, smacking it against the ground, and even then, he is barely at trot.
Its getting really annoying now, as I can't school him AT ALL. He just, won't move. Anyone got any ideas on how to motivate him, and how I can get his stubborn bum to move?
Thanks for the help!