He will walk over the small ones, but when I trot him he just trot faster and into a canter. |
A was going to put the snaffle in put I couldnt find it,
That is because you don't work on flat work and only jump and run barrels. You need to go to the basics and work on transitions and ring work. The reason why he is trotting into a canter is because you don't practice the transitions and work on a calm quiet horse. Your hands are hard and with that shanked bit this dosen't help the situation. Your horse is fighting you and just wants to run because you are letting him by working barrels with him.
I would lose any leverage bits you have and only ride in a snaffle for a while. Your horse is avoiding your hands and you need to work on being quiet and not fight him. You shouldn't be jumping him in that sort of bit ... period. It dosen't sit the same as a snaffle does and its banging around his mouth making him not want contact.