Woah...bad horse...what's up with him?!
Since it was raining out and Chewy was already in I rode him for lessons (it was pouring REALLLLLLLY heavy out and Sonny would have been all icky)
So anyways, Chewy was behaving exceptionally well while I was tacking up. Usually he gives me a problem and won't pick up his back feet without a fight, but he did good and I rewarded him with a mint for that.
When I got on him, I got him to get on the bit and have his head on the vertical (no rounding of the back, but if I don't get his head bent he won't listen at all). And he was doing great!! Walk and trot and he'd still keep his head in the place (well with a few reminders). But then all of a sudden he started RAMMING my leg up against the wall (my legs are all cut up from that). At first I thought that he was having a fit because he wasn't happy about having his head there (yes he is used to it cause he's used to wearing a training fork...but I had no training fork on), but then he kept doing it and doing it.
After a while I could see that as were talking or trotting, he'd slowly move over to the wall. It doesn't seem like that was because he was being bratty, but then I could be wrong. It almost seemed like he couldn't walk in a straight line...kinda drunk acting in a way.
How can I fix this?
I did finally get a crop and put it on the wall side and each him he would start inching over to the wall, I'd cue him with my left leg to move over (using the left side as an example) and then if he still wouldn't go, I'd tap him with the crop...and if he STILL didn't listen I'd pull him in a tight circle ot get his attention and that I mean business.
But he was totally horrible today, far more than what he usually is...he was REALLY high spirited and kinda acted Arabian-ish (as the BO said)
I did make sure that we ended off on a good note, so I took him over a jump, and he did wonderful on that then I got off.