Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny
It may take time but it also may be something else entirely. Is your saddle fitting your horse correctly? Is there anything that could be "ouchy." A lot of horses will react this way when something is uncomfortable or causing pain.
He seems fine with everything else. He's to the point that he will walk the outer edge of the arena (both directions) just fine without 'chomping' the bit; however, when I signal him to change direction (cut across the arena), he starts having issues. Initially, I thought he was not comfortable without the security of the arena 'wall,' but now I'm beginning to wonder if it's something else. Make sense???