Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing
See its only with this that we are having a behavior problem this horse will go anywhere do anything I tell him to do. You don't get much more broke than him. Just doesn't want to go in they alley when he knows he has to work. I put on spurs and I've whipped his rear end he doesn't move. I don't turn circles either I think that is stupid. So I'm thinking about changing from a regular hackemore to a combo bit hack and seeing if he will be more respectful with that. I've trained all my horses myself so I'm just trying to figure out a away that its rewarding for him to go in.
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This is not a bit problem. It is a security/training issue. This is going to take time. My horse sounds just like your guy. He hated going into the arena, he would balk. But I made him go, he didn't have a choice. He could fight with me but I looked at it like this - if he put up a fight for two hours, I'm ready. Also - don't make the alleyway just work. At the end, get off , give him some good loving, a carrot or two, hose him down and hand graze him. Make listening and working something to look forward too. When we get done riding my boy looks at me like "okay I was good can I have a carrot please??" Time, trust, and respect and I promise you ANY balking issue will be SOO much easier to fix and control. If he is putting up that much of a hard time, it means he doesn't trust and respect you 100%.