Whenever I lunge my horse, I ask him to walk and the first thing he does is trot! I've also worked him in a round pen, the same thing happens. The round pen is unusable now because not only do we not have one where I am at, but its too yucky out to use it. I've tried to ask him to walk, but he doesn't respond. I try to slow him, and tell him easy but all he does it trot very slow, if keep trying to ease him into a walk, he will stop, turn and face me, and then stare, waiting for me to call him in. I get frusterated with this! If I ask him to walk after that, he just bolts into a fast trot again. I am clearly giving the command. Every other horse I've lunged will always walk on the lunge line for me. If I am leading him, he responds to the walk and trot commands very well but not on the lunge line His ground manners are wonderful except this.
I'm not sure if he has never been trained to walk on the lunge or if he is just confused. Please help, thanks in advance!