So I'm having some trouble collecting Cheyenne's (my lease) head. Both english and western. In horse shows she's alright but I'd like to be able to do it at the barn too so that I can practice properly.
My instructor (Cheyenne's owner) sometimes stops to watch me do it and she'll give me help but Cheyenne really respects her owner (well she respects me too just not in the same way) so she'll act so good with her around. Her owner calls it the seesaw what I'm supposed to do. How I use lots of leg to push her into my hands and then I bring in one rein then the other to pull in her head. Either she'll do it fine then pop it back up slowly or she'll throw her head up and down so that I can't get her to do it or she will just refuse to do it period.
Any help? With the throwing head up and down too. I hate it when she does that and she does it forever. What do I do with that? Sometimes I'll smack her with the crop (not insanely but enough so that she'll stop and just go faster) but I have a feeling that's not what I can do in horse shows (acually I know that's what I can't do in shows) so what do I do with that.
Also something that she'll do is whenever I switch gaits she'll pop it up again. And she doesn't like doing it in the canter/lope either.
Pleeeeeeeaaaaasssssseee help me if you can!! Thanks so much!!!!