Hi everyone :) luckily enough I'm not having real problems with my horse now, but he took a frustrating habit and I need your advice!
I love racing with friends in the fields.. We used to always win, I just gave him the start and he would do the rest
During the last months we haven't raced for a long time (our favourite places were muddy, but I kept up normal work), and often went on trail rides with a friend of mine. She uses to gallop quite fast on hard ground and asphalt roads, and since I really don't like it I always keep my horse back and let her go ahead doing whatever she wants..
Now I noticed that whenever we race my horse keeps himself behind for 1 or 2 metres! And no matted if I squeeze with my legs.. no matter how fast the other horse goes!Faster or slower, he always gallops 2 metres behind.. and we lose every single race..! It seems like he feels like he's not competing at all.. (now he is much more in shape than he was last year, and during trails and arena work he's full of energy!)
I know he can do better.. Any advice is very welcome! :(