I just recently got a 7 year old soon to be 8 year old registered paint gelding. He used to be a lesson horse and did jumper shows and some competition trail rides.
Well I was aware that he was a little fast in his canter. But, yesterday I let him canter with the pony in the ring with us too. The pony started his canter then I let Dan go into his canter. Well I gave him some rein and I could tell that he was getting alittle ansty to canter after the pony took off. Well I asked him to canter and it seemed like he got over excited and for got I was on him. He started bucking.. Well then he stopped after he got some bucks in and just stood there like whoa what just happened. Well I did lots of circles with him and flexing and practiced with having the pony walk and trot in front of him.
Well what Im asking is are there any ppl out there that can give me some advise on how I can get him to canter and not act like a young gun who has just been started and have no clue what he is doing???
I would like to get him so when I ask him to canter then canter and so forth.
But over all he is such a GREAT and AMAZING horse to ride!
And NO I was not intemidated by him when he was bucking I just rode him after wards like it never happened!
Thanks so much!! :)