Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
^^agree with the power struggle thing.
Being in charge does not equal mean. Use the crop on your leg when you are standing around the next time you are at the barn and you can feel how it is just a pop on your leg. You have to hit a horse really hard with a crop to raise a welt. And I mean REALLY hard.
With her stopping at the gate....dont get off near the gate at all. Get off at the far end, in the middle, on the side....anywhere but the door to go out. Then walk her around before she is allowed to go out. Stop halfway thru your lesson, get off and get back on. If you circle her at the exit end, keep your leg on until she is past, kick her if she is slowing down, and if she drops to a trot from a walk, then go for your crop.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus