Hi! I've recently been doing some basic type ground work with my 11yr QH gelding. I'm newish to horses and riding, and I've let him get away with lots and he's a bit disrespectful, but I now know the difference, and we're working on it. When were doing really anything together, he tends to tune out. If I have him free lunging in the ring, after about 15 minutes average, he tunes out. He seems to not care, zero energy in what he's doing. Even when I try to keep my energy and his up, he just tunes out. He will still do what's asked, but in a no energy, are we done yet type attitude. With his past owners, I believe they've used "old school" even a bit rough training with him, not sure if that comes into play?
So any suggestions with a horse like him? Should I keep my sessions short? The issue I have now thinking back, is most times I've rode him, he's been tuned out. Like on the trails, he really pays no attention to what I'm doing, but only the horse in front. Thanks :)