Hi all, I got a KWPN Dutch Warmblood 5 years old.
I got a big problem with this horse and hope someone can give me some advice.
I trained horses for quite some years now and I have been training this horsefor 2 years but somehow he seems to get worse.
He is a very nervous horse and spooks from a lot of things. He doesnt box well which means if he spends 20mins in the trailer he is soaking wet.
He is a very good show jumper but dressage is almost impossible with him. He goes on the bit and works well from behind but he rushes too much. Walk and trot is fine with him and so is the canter but once I want to get him back into a trot he just fights me all the time. Once I get him back to a trot he immediately tries to get back into a canter. These moments hype him up so much he will be aswell soaking wet with sweat.
I have worked on loads of transitions and he has weeks where he does really well and calms down, so much that I have to push him forward to get into a trot and he doesnt mind nor even look at other horses with us in the arena. But then....all of a sudden he gets into that mood again and just wants to take off. And recently, after he didnt spook nor rush for a good 3 weeks, he started off freaking out again.
I just can't understand why. I didnt change his tack nor food in the meantime.
Has anyone got some advice