I'm perfectly capable of leading a variety of horses in either a halter or bridle, but there are some situations where I am unsure what to do.
I was wondering if anyone could help me.
Leading a pony, whilst someone is on its back.
What should you hold to lead them without interfering with their rein contact.
I normally do this with just off lead-rein riders on new horses on having their first few canters.
Personally I think we would be better to have them on a lead-rope but quite loosely, because when we run with them they can't have there heads, so they tend to stiffen up. But we're not allowed.
Where on the bridle am I best to grab?
Leading a pony with a lead rope and coupling ( a piece of rope that joins the bit rings to clip the lead onto) but he tries to bite you the whole time. He doesn't normally do this when leading in only a head-collar/halter.
What can I do?
Leading a horse lacking ground manners out to the field. He tries to push you around and is constantly pulling to get at the grass.
How do I correct this?
A horse I am leading is terrified of his new fencing (electric).
I tried taking him to the other gate tried trotting him past it then towards it, but he would just plant his feet.
What shall I do?