Major issue is: cannot rate this mare on a trail ride, she boogies on down the trail with the goal not just to be in front, she will pass the leaders & keep going. I have a very difficult time getting her to walk...her preferred gait is a foxtrot. I am constantly in her mouth, when she walks I give her some rein & she immediately speeds up. How do I get this mare to a point that I don't need constant contact to slow her down?
A little background on me...54, extensive background with horses thru my 20's & then a break for about 15 years. Was badly injured by a fall from a green Arab mare some years ago which totally killed my confidence. I am regaining that confidence (finally), but this mare does scare me a little. She is not mean or spooky, she's just so ****ed quick. My RMH thinks and then reacts, she is also not very athletic, so the reaction is sort of slo-mo.