Yeah normally i try to get on and off of her atleast 5 times before i actually start riding her but sometimes that isn't possible when i have a lesson and it sometimes takes me atleast 10min. to get one her one time. Whenever she does move, she moves backwards though, not forwards so i dont think backing her up would help with getting her to stand still. She has been getting a lot better though.
I do ride her without the martingale every once in a while. Like if i had already rode her 2 days in a row or if im just going to be messing around in the ring, I won't use it. Other than that, I normally do. I HAVE to use it on trails though. She is just absolutely horrible on trails. Her only paces on a trail are walk, try to run and prance(since i don't let her just run off). haha I need to work on that with her but since its so cold and i normally don't get out to the barn until it's dark, it is hard to really work with her on trails.
I started out with a copper D-ring snaffle and she liked that a little bit, then i tried just regular D-ring snaffle and then went to a full cheek snaffle and she was a completely different pony then(in a very good way) but it was my trainers and i wanted one of my own but the girl at the store recommended the EZ control bit so i bought it and she was even better with that! She is just so smart though. I mean I have only had her for 4 months and if you saw her the day i got her and didn't see her until now, you wouldn't be able to recognize her or her personality. haha She is such a sweetheart, even though she looks crazy she has the BEST ground manners. When i go to pick her feet, she picks up her back feet before I even touch her leg, i love it!
Also! does anyone know any CHEAP way to help manes grow?? She had part of hers pulled out (probably by another horse) at the place i bought her at and it is still WAY shorter than the rest of her mane and i want it to all be even ASAP. You can kind of see it in the pics.
Thanks so much!!
Last edited by eralcx3; 01-17-2009 at 12:09 AM.