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sour in the school

Category: Training Questions


can someone help? I have a four yr old cob gelding who has always hated being in the school but just lately he seems to be getting worse and worse. He knows every trick in the book to avaid the bit eg. holding it in his teeth, crossing his jaw, putting his tongue over it and under it, raising his head above it and putting his head between his knees, he usually steams to the gate, ignoring all aids including the whip and if you manage to turn him away from the gate he just spins until he gets back there. I try to keep schooling sessions short and interesting for him but he still hates it, what can I do as this is making it impossible to take riding lessons with him?

Last changed: February 03, 2003