This friday july third me and my friend are going on our very first trail ride! So excited! We r bringing them to a ladies house that teaches trail riding and has TONS of land! But today and a couple days ago my horse tries to follow my friends horse. I understand that he is a herd animal and that is his instinct but he still needs to listen to me. I also no that this is good for the trail ride when he needs to follow the horse in front of him but he puts up quite the fight if I don't let him follow his friend. Today out in the back field we were cantering and my horse just veers off after his friend. I simply stop him and turn the other way. When we move away from his friend he jams his shoulder out and makes it very uncomfortable and hard to move. Then after that doesnt work for him he bucks. (sometimes I believe he is bucking b/c he is having fun since he is normally in the ring) I expected it so I stayed on and got him to stop but it was pretty annoying. I am not going back out to the barn until the trail ride so do you guys know of anything I can do to get him listening on the trail? I just don't want him following his friend to that extent and I don't want us to stress out on the trail. Thanks in advance! :)
I need hlp quickly due to th fact that the trail is a day or so away!