Haley Collins Eventing | 2 Questions | 10 Answers

My horse tends to stop during the middle of our ride, pattern, course, ... ! He will stop and not go no matter what I do. Any tips?

My horse tends to stop during the middle of our ride, pattern, course, ... ! He will stop and not go no matter what I do. Any tips?
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Ride as you usually do, and as when he starts to slow, immediately get after him with a crop. Don't let him stop! You must decide to make him go!
Kick with your heel not toe and if you have a wip don't just jump to that kick first
I'd rule out pain first. Check teeth and saddle fit for sure.
Carry a whip or crop with you.
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