Originally Posted by soenjer55
Alright. Here's my crazy theory... This is just a thought, not really a solid suggestion or anything.
Is she a really sensitive horse? I have no idea how to explain what I'm trying to say, haha, but I'll try- my gelding is really sensitive, and needs a very gentle hand when reprimanded. He just does NOT do well with the usual training methods, because he has a very sensitive mind, if that makes ANY sense at all, haha.
I'm thinking, and this may be pretty far-fetched, that your mare is like my gelding, and the trainer was a little rough on the bit, which instead of teaching her, it made her indignant towards the bit.
I don't think I explained this well at all, but I hope I might have...
no get exactly what you're saying! My other mare is exactly like that and requires very light tension on her mouth. But as for the mare in question NOPE on the sensitivity. She listens when I get firm, but she isn't easily frightened or revved up by certain things. Now one thing I do know is that her canter IS sensitive. She doesn't give a easy paced canter but a full on run for your money canter. I do not kick her/ apply any leg except leg cues or use spurs because just a simple kiss will get her going. She really gets under herself, but that's what I got her for! As far as the trainer, I am the only one she's had besides the man I bought her from, but he just sat on her, made her walk, accept the bit and saddle and well... that's it.