Thankyou all, one thing I want to restate is that I'm not using a round pen at all. The girl who was going to adopt him and then back out was. Duke has never been comfortable in a round pen. I work him in a large paddock. I also never bring in a whip or anything with this horse, it is just not needed. Duke belongs to a girl who is in college, and can no longer afford him, so we are once again trying to find a good home for him. I am getting paid for working him, although I do not see why it would matter, no offense. Also while lounging I don't let him get bored, I switch directions frequently, as well as change gaits, walk and trot for now..... The next day I work him will be Monday, so I will try some of the advice yall have given me. Another thing is, although I'm a very confident rider, I'm not going to ride him at all until he is safe on the ground. I'd be risking way too much if I got hurt. I'd be out of work.
Today after a week of working on the head shyness, he didn't display any at all!!!! Yay!
His manners everywhere else are still fine. On the lead, grooming, in his stall or wash rack.
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