19 August 2008 20:57
I have been riding my loan pony for about 5 months and every time I go to hack out, we spend about 20 minutes at the gate rearing and napping. When I eventually get him out of the gate he starts all over again, and it is dangerous as outside the yard is a main road. He is not fearful of traffic and seems to settle on the hacks and enjoy them. He did nap in the field when I first started riding him but we have improved on this. Why does he do this, and any advice on trust building? Thanks.