please, please, please can anyone help!! I have lost my confidence in my 4 year old that I have only owned 5 wks
He is an irish draught gelding. He had started to do really well on the roads, we were starting to ride out, trying to do a little more each time. Sometimes he was better than others. We had occasions where he would stop and turn to head back home. I would then turn him back round and carry on. Even if we only went a few paces before I turned him to go home I knew I could not let him nap back home.
Twice now though he has successfully ignored me, refused to turn and just pulled through the bit and dragged me hoe. I could do absolutuely nothing to stop him. Today he swung himself into a cyclist, trotted me back to the field, cantered off with me then shot me back into the road. He didnt listen o anthing I tried and will not turn at all! My friend advised a flash strap which I put on today in the hope it would make him more responsive to the bit. it didnt!
I have now lost trust in him on the roads as I am unable to stop him. He will follow someone on a bike so I will keep trying that but more often than not I dont have people around that can come out with me. I have bought a full cheek bit that I havent tried yet. Can anyone offer any advice? Or has anyone gone through the same thing and can reassure me that it may be ok eventually?!!