Hey guys. So my horse is now 6...ive had him since he was 3 and ive done all his training....hes good boy does whats asked...hunt seat, western (working on it) saddle seat and dressage stuff. He is only 6 and i knwo thats still kinda young but sometimes i feel like he is acting TOO young. He cant stand still, alwasy wants to eat, doesnt pay attention for long so i try to switch up our work outs and such to keep his attention but nothing really seems to be working. Does anyone else think he still has ALOT of maturing to do, or do i really need to get after him? I have a hard time really "being mean" not like whipping him to death but really getting afterhim adn not letting him awaway with things when i think its jsut his personality...he really does have a very playing kid like personality so i odnt want to lose that while working on his training and making him "grow up".
Anyone else have problems like this? what should i do?? Im thinking of going back and taking lessons jsut to have someone on the ground helping with what hes doing. he my baby! its hard to catch when he needs to elarn a lesson or hang back cause hes young still... I jsut feel like i 6 he should be going aroudn the show ring and he wont! hes a big baby about it still.