Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Don't change her bit - you have her in a really nice one :)
When you ask her to halt, don't just close your hands and haul backwards. Close your seat, so stop following the motion of her stride. Close your legs, but not giving an aid to go faster, just a "don't start dragging your feet". Then close your hands, release, close, release. It should not be one constant pull, she will just become numb to it.
If she doesn't stop, ask harder. Again, not a constant pull, and definitely not jerking her face backward. Just a more "hey listen, time to stop".
If that doesn't work, go into a one rein stop. Once she is standing still, allow her head to come forward and her neck to straighten out, but if she takes one single step, straight into a ORS again. ORS every time she steps until you ask her to.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.