The past week romeo has been pulling and dragging me especially when turning him out!! He is NOT nasty in the slightest, hes not even bolshy or naughty - but being a young sec.D he has the attitude that if he can get away with it he will!!
He hasnt been bolting but just locking his neck against me and charging off as if im not even there - its a battle of strengths so obviously, being almost 15hh, he is going to win everytime!! its usually when i am turning him out he walks down perfect but as soon as we reach the gate he just marches past it and there is nothing i can do, and the other day i was hosing his chest (he had a massive warm lump about the size of a gold ball???!!!) he stood perfect for 5 mins and then out of no where locked his neck, spun round and dragged me back to his stable!! suprisingly he is good to bring in though :S...
I have tried the rope halter, but i used this when he was alot younger to stop him rearing, and it makes NO difference he just charges harder and faster- and i dont want him getting de-sensitized to the pressure if that makes sence??
People have advised me to use a bridle but i STRONGLY dont want to do that! as he is SUCH a good boy when showing, or walking out in hand, i dont want him to associate his bridle with a fight, or give him a hard mouth!!
I have been borrowing a friends dually halter the past couple of days and it is A-MAZING!! he still tries it on but hasnt successfully locked his neck as he submits to it straight away!.... Anybody have any useful tips about using the dually? or experinced youngsters like this befor? do you think its an age thing.... i really hope so!!!
this is the culprit below.... lol