I really really don't like hacking my loan horse.
I used to only hack last year on ex racehorses, and loved it!
In the school, she is such a gem, lots of cuddles and pats for her then...
She is just way too strong on a hack, especially once we head towards home. I felt so unsafe today, once we got about 15 minutes from home (going out) everywhere was just ICE! And when we head home she tries to trot (Found out her owner encourages it down certain roads when he used to train her for endurance and says it's just a "bad habit") but when it's so slippery it's too dangerous! We had a lot of slipping today and a near bad tumble. Then she refuses to halt. It's a big issue when there's a car coming. I can't have her not stop when I ask!
She also yanks on the reins when heading home, my hands were so stiff and almost stuck to the reins after, I don't understand why it's a completely different story in the school?
She has a snaffle bit for the school and a pelhem with curb chain and martingale for hacking.
I think it'll be better in the summer when it's less dangerous, I was so disheartened today, 3 out of 4 hacks have been disasters, yet every schooling session has been amazing :(