So have recently purchased the 'perfect' bargain horse. He is everything I've been after- beautifully put together, work stunningly, good history in competition, a lovely natured boy, floats beautifully ETC ETC ETC ETC!! EXCEPT... As his old owner truthfully told us, he needs working down at shows. I've got no problem with what he actually does, just runs backwards and jacks up a bit- nothing I can't deal with. I've only taken him out once so far (had him for about 2 weeks), where he did exactly that. I then put him in the round yard as I was struggling to work through it and hadn't (stupidly) brought a lunge rope. He then proceeded to work himself for about an hour and a quarter. Trotting in a perfect circle, changing directions occasionally. On and on and on. Tried to stop him a few times but simply went backwards when I tried to get on. When he'd eventually sorted himself out I hopped on and he was brilliant in our lesson and Sharon was very impressed with him- "bargain of the century". Apparently he used to be lunged to death at shows (when he was owned by a big time hackie over east). So what do people do to solve this kind of issue? Any advice? I'm worried. I love riding him and he's so quiet hes near asleep when we're at home or some where hes been before. PLEASE HELP! thank you in advance.