So, here's the deal: I don't own my own horse (sad day) so for my lessons I use one of my BO's horses. Her name is Becky and she's a 23 year old mare. She's adorable. But she definitely has old lady moments.
Once you get her going, she's a pleaser and a hard worker. But she never wants to actually get going. When I go out to get her from the pasture, she'll usually continually walk away from me. After a couple tries though, she'll usually just stand and let me put the halter on her. I have to click to her over and over to get her to even take a step. When she does walk, she'll bob her head and take short, jumpy steps. She's good standing cross-tied for grooming and tacking, but once I get her out of the barn on the road to the outdoor, she plants her feet and pins her ears. Even my BO can't get her to move without a good swift whack with a dressage whip (not incredibly hard. Just enough to startle her a bit). She's already been given a complete clean bill of health.
So, my question is.. Is this just an attitude problem? Like I said, once you get her moving, she's a picture perfect lesson horse. What do you guys think?