Trouble With Connecting With My Horse: So it’s a long story but I’ve been having a hard time with my gelding. Seems like we just haven’t been clicking as much as we used to and he hasn’t been giving me his all during our barrel racing runs. I’ve never had to push him but it seems like lately I’ve been having to ride him like a push style horse. He fights me at times and in the past few months we have gotten slower at each show. Vet says he is in top shape and is sound so there are no problems there. I’ve spent countless hours of just trying to bond with him and do slow work with him but it seems like I’m getting nowhere. I’ve honestly been tempted to try and sell him to someone who is just learning to ride the pattern and needs a slower horse. But I don’t want to give up on him yet. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do? I’m running out of answers.

Posted by Deleted (57814406) at 2021-12-11 17:38:31 UTC