Apologize for the double post.....
Originally Posted by aggiegirl14
She is very pushy on the ground and indifferent to any type of punishment she receives for it :-/ I kinda just don't know what to do with her. I can't get good riding sessions in with her fighting the bit (whether it be me or the pain) and nothing I do on the ground seems to have any affect with her. It is partially my fault as I am gone 9 months of the year for college so she doesn't get worked with much except in the summer. I realize now the price is set to high. I want to really fix her up this summer in that new arena and then try selling her again... If I can fix my problems.
Maybe you need to tape how she is when you work with her like leading, grooming, ground work..
Also.. you don't necessarily want to "punish" the horse.. it's more moving the horse's feet, preferably AWAY from you. Since moving feet is work, the horse will usually stop fussing around. Take today for example.. I had to correct my horse many times because he refused to stand still. Every time he moved, I would undo what he did (if he took 3 steps sideways and 4 steps forward.. I'd first back him 4 steps and then make him go 3 steps sideways the other way.) Then after he was where I had him, I'd make him stand, and then he would get release (stroked on his face.) Eventually he stood, and he realized it was nicer to stand still than be carted all over the place.
So if your horse is being pushy.. she needs to be sent back, away from you.. OUT of your space. And if the horse refuses to yield to you (as in you ask her to move off and she stands there) then you need to get her working and moving those feet.
Videos would definitely be helpful.. but even explaining what you're doing is also helpful. There are tons of helpful and knowledgeable people on the forum. If you need anything, definitely ask :)