Ya I have heard of that one rein stop. I'll do that next time. Well by the time I got off I had her at a walk and we were doing turns so I was doing what I wanted not what she wanted. Ya I think she is testing me too.
Almost a year. It would be easier if there was a round pen but there's only an arena but I'll try that. Ya I think she is too.
No I haven't but the people at the barn (when they see me having trouble they) tell me what I should do.
I did lunge her today (I was borrowing someone's lunge whip). When I first started (I did go at the end of the arena away from the barn) and when she'd head to the side of the circle closest to the barn she'd start to gallop straight but I pulled her back so she couldn't and would have to turn to keep going in a circle. She did that a few times around at a gallop, then a few at a canter, then she'd stay in a trot but still try to go that way. Because I had to keep her from running toward the barn I had to drop the whip multiple times to grab the rope with both hands. So when I'd pick it up she'd kinda freak at it and go running and pulling away from me like she was scared of it. But then after a while she'd slow to a walk and I kept cracking the whip behind her but she'd just keep walking like she didn't care and act like "I know your not going to hit me" attitude. So at first she was scared of it but then she wasn't. Do you think she was just messing with me pretending she was scared of the whip and used it as an excuse to pull away and give me a hard time? Or do you think she just got used to it? I wish they had a round pen so I could focus on her gaits and commands cause today she was just going through different gaits kinda like a wild lunging (but not really wild just really messy).