I just moved my 3yo RMH to a barn for the winter so that I could continue to train him in their indoor arena. One problem..everyone wants to train their horses and he isn't exactly used to being sharing a space. He isn't aggressive or scared just curious and distracted. He doesn't want to listen to me. Instead he gives me attitude and hops and jumps if I give him an inch!
I have round penned him in the past without a line because he gets WAY too crazy on the line, and off. So off is a little safer for me. He is small but really strong. Today I got him to go around me a few times. He doesn't use the whole arena he just goes around like we are in a round pen, but there are a LOT of bucks and kicks. After making him move his feet for about 10-15 mins he was calm enough to walk around with me.
The problem is, now that I have to share a space, I really need to learn how to lunge him on a line and not get dragged EVERYWHERE! Any ideas?