As an example when I was a novice trying to catch or halter a lesson horse...if I approached this horse, it would stand still to be haltered. But if I wasn't ready soon after approaching it or was fumbliing with the halter, it would start to walk away. As if saying, I gave you your chance. See ya!
Anyway, I had another lesson this past Saturday and it was a blast!!! I had Mercedes again and I must have caught her on a good day. She was a doll! Also, my instructor watched the whole time and figured out what I was doing wrong. I was squeezing with my thighs and ankles alright, but my feet were just kind of dangling. I am supposed to dig my heels into the horse. Worked on Mercedes like a charm. I just hope it was not a fluke.