Hi there – I too have an Arab Cross – and does the same thing- when I prep for the canter – he wants to bolt – at times he scares the you know what out of me – but what I have begun to do is – actually turn him in circles – make his (her) mind think of something else…. and trot a few strides – back her up – get her to move forward asap another 5 strides – back her up – be tough – if I can do it you can…. and then circle her – make her stop – back her up and do it again… she will drop and listen to you……. make your stirrups a bit longer than usual to keep your leg on … good luck and be safe!!!!
Cyn & Jairus – the Arab-Cross!!!