Im not even sure if this is the right spot but oh well..
Ok so I went back over to that natural horsemanship ladys house..
This time the horse and I (whos a 20+ year old tb) did a little better.
I could keep him in a trot and canter abit better.
Well actually I lied.
We started trotting and hed do it ok then once we cantered that's all he wanted to do..
The horse just acts so confused alot of the time and it might be me sending it mixed signals cause I got the lady trying to show me the NH way and its alot diff than I ever rode...Shes telling me to do alllllll these things which alot of it goes against what I was taught..
Ok I made a diagram to show whats happening (ya Im that big of a loser! Lol)
(the green stuff is the trees)
Ok she tells me to correct the horse when its going a diff way to slide my hand down one side of the rain and bring it in. Good. That's what I was taught too. Make a circle.
Well I have that horses nose to my foot and have me heel deep in its side and its still going the way its wants..
UNDER THE TREES!
My face is all scratched up cause the branches on the trees lay so low I have to put my head on the horses rump and am still getting caught up on the branches. This doesnt feel good!!
They ladys just keeps saying
'Hes just being a horse'
'Oh he's just playing with you'
'Oh he's just testing you to see if you got what it takes to ride him'
Well personally I think its really rude of the horse and I think he's trying to rub me off of him.
I can try to stop the horse before we get to the trees but he wont. Flat out wont.
There is only so much I can do once I get in the trees If I don't want to poke my eyes out or get knocked off by a branch.
She doesnt want to go up to the arena up the rode cause they don't keep it up..(drag it)
But I went up there right before I went to the ladys and it looked just fine to me!
Im just not sure what to do..
Does this sound like a problem with me riding??
Does this sound like the horse doing what the horse wants to do??