Originally Posted by JJMusic930
Speed Racer, in fact you are incorrect. I do not desire a cheap quick fix. He has been vet checked recently and everything is normal. Once he gets moving on the trail, he doesn't mind the hills at all. It is the initial hill that he does not want to go up.
Ah good, more information. Still sounds like something's physically wrong to me.
Vet checked, as in how? A complete physical, or just a quick once over? Unless a vet is looking for something specific, they can easily miss a problem the first time.
He could very well have muscle or joint pain somewhere, and it sounds as if the longer you ride him the easier it is for him to move. Arthritis, maybe? Or a locking stifle joint that warms up and becomes less painful?
There's some reason other than laziness for him not wanting to go up that first hill, especially if after he's warmed up he's fine with going up others.