I fully understand what you are saying. The thing is, half the time now I can't even get into saddle fully before she tries to bolt. I have used the one rein stop on her and it worked. I made her stand there untill she relaxed and then tried to let her start walking, and then we started the process all over again. I am gathering that this is something that I need to keep doing with her? Believe me I don't baby her because of her past...I try to help her gain her confadence back. It is funny to see it when she finds something to spook over in the pasture and moms horse makes her settle down. I want to try and ride her tonight since it is relitavely cooler than it has been..it has been in the upper 90s with high humitiy for the last several weeks and I have been afraid of getting her too hot.
you need to work on her standing still while being mounted, you have to allow yourself some time just for that. Get her ready to ride,. Start to mount by starting to put your foot up, if she moves at all tap her on the neck and say no. Keep doing that until she allows you to put your foot up. When she allows that put your foot in the stirup. Work with her until she is good at letting you put your foot in the stirrup. When she does not allow it , tap her , tell her no, then go back to the beginning. When she does allow that point, Then start putting weight on the stirrup. If she moves, tap her and tell her no. It's takes baby steps with a horse doing that. But slowly but surely with each baby step. She starts getting used to it, after she lets you put weight in the stirrup lift yourself up, if she moves, do the same thing tap her and tell her no. Go back down , start all over from the beginning . Up to the lifting your self up if she moves again, tap her and tell her no, do not continue mounting if she moves, tap her and tell her no. With patience she'll start getting it. Of course during all this, praise her when she does allow each step with being still.
I had one that did this and I was quite surprised I was mounting her after working with her for about 1 hour. That does not mean she was perfect at it, I did a week or two of sessions with her like that. She started learning I was not going to mount her in that state and it displeased me. It worked because I not only let her know she was displeasing me. I showed her what it was I wanted her to do in stead. And no matter how long it took. I took the patience to guide her and let her know when she was not doing correctly. She was a paso.