What did I do wrong in this part?-Alright so last Saturdays ride went well but was abit problematic. Ok it started out when I approached Ana and I could tell on her face somethin was up. Well anywas I tacked her up and stuff, but when I tried to get her to stand so I could mount, she kept movin.. and I had the reins in my hand and I kinda nudged back and said "NO! NO! STAND!!" then she stopped, then when I tried again and she did it again so I repeated what I did the first time, and she stood. 3rd time she did it again, well by this point I am thinkin this process is going to continue, so I lead her over to my trainor and ask her to hold her while I mount and I finally got on.
2. Well after I mounted I started to warm Ana up by just kinda walkin and neck reinin her through the cones.. then idk, she just started to speed up and kept tryin to trot when I was only askin for a walk.. So I kept tellin her "easy anna! EASY!!, WALK....! Walk....!" and she kinda slowed but kept tryin to speed up. Well then when I finally asked for a trot ( I could tell she was going to do somethin funny) she then fast trotted and then into a lope (which personally was fun, because I like to lope), which I also did not ask her to do because I did not kiss to her. So I then told her easy, and she kept flippin to a trot, fast trot, lope.. idk what was goin on, so I halted her, and just kept tryin to keep her at only the pace I was askin for. SO I don't know what I was doin wrong.
3. Then when we where gettin ready to go trail ridin, I was goin out of the arena and going to wait for the trainor, I had a horrible time tryin to get Ana to stop.. I would get her to stop then she would take baby steps, lol as if to test me.. but I kept on her and after pullin back, sittin back, and constantly askin for a HALT! She finally stopped.. I am confused there why she wouldn't stop.
Idk from what I was feelin from Ana was alot of ENERGY and restlessness. I think she was really testin me, but I am not for sure.. I just don't know if I did anythin wrong or where I could improve. Ana banana is a well mannered horse, but she was really actin up.
Then at the end of the ride, I put her halter on and tied her up.. and just petted her and gave her some lovin.
The really good thing on that ride was I loped for abit, and man canterin is SO much fun!
I am just stressin, because I don't know what I did wrong or what I could do better.