Hey everyone, looking for some advice.
I have a 4 year old German Riding pony. He is LAZY.
I work with a trainer regularly, and I ve had him since he was 3, barely started under saddle. He has always been incredibly lazy. No lameness issues, no saddle fit issues, teeth are done, etc.
So now he’s got the idea of forward, and that forward is non-negotiable. But it’s time for him to learn the difference between being forward in front of the leg, and just running forward. He’s very accepting of contact, it’s a little heavy right now but he’s learning.
What are some exercises or techniques that you all would recommend for helping him make this distinction?
My trainer is moving and I’m trying to find a new one where I can address this. She was mostly focused on making him go forward and now I think he’s just going too fast and needs to, really slow down and learn to push from behind from the forward instead of run into it.
I appreciate any and all feedback