Haha. I understand how you feel anrz. Grace is the same way. She's got a horrible trot but a fantastic canter and I always hate going back to the walk cause we go through that ugly trot first. Lol.
So today I went out to the barn to ride. (duh) We decided to work on our flat because Grace always anticipates when I shorten up my reins and stuff so we were working on that. And I got my mom to call out 'All Canter Please'. Because whenever Grace hears that she knows what it means and goes without me asking. So I get frusterated and so does she... and let's just say it's not too pretty. Anyways, I'm happy to report that she was a good girl and she listened to me throughout the whole ride. Then after, I got off her and she followed me around. I even ran and she trotted after me. When I looked back at her, it was like she was saying "Where are you going? Wait for me!". Lol. Then I tried to run over a cross rail and see if she'd jump it. She didn't. Lol. She stopped, walked over it, and knocked it over!! Lol. It was hilarious.
So then after we were done in the ring, I brought her back to the barn and got her ready to go outside again. When I was bringing her out she suddenly stopped. I urged her forward but she wouldn't move. She put her head down and started smelling this one spot on the ground. I kept tugging on the lead line, but she wouldn't budge. I had to wait until she was done smelling that one spot for her to move. Lol. It was so funny. Eventually she was done and I put her outside. I just thought it was cute how she was determined to smell it.
Has your horse ever stopped in it's tracks to look/smell/eat/ect. Something and you couldn't get him/her to move until they were done? Lol.
Well, got to go!!
PS - If anyone is wondering about the little stallion Chase, he's fine now. He has Teddy (a fjord pony) as a pasture pal. Teddy's such a good pony so he doesn't mind. Chase has a lot more spunk to him now. And we got a halter on him. So he's going to be just fine.