If I'm riding with other people and my pony takes the lead down the road, he walks slower and looks around more. This is probably typical. If I want him to trot down the road, being the leader of others, he will trot, but does a lot of sudden stops, because he sees something. I'm not sure what the correct thing to do is? Should I let him stand there checking out what ever he thinks he sees (and holding up the ride), or should I immediately get him going again?? If I try to get him trotting again right away, it doesn't seem to work. What I mean is, he won't get going until I've basically insisted. He's just hesitant. Is this something that I just accept? Or is this something we should be working on? It's just if he is leading, it's a jerky ride... go, stop, go, stop etc.