Nvr2many funny you say it like that...
So I got on Ella after a brief groundwork session. As I was grabbing her saddle from the shed she pulled back so I had to retrieve her from the paddock.
I noticed next doors goats had appeared so I figured that was the problem.
Saddled her up and was going nicely, a little goey but settled quickly.
We were trotting nicely down the arena doing something that resembled a serpentine and she got a bit resistant turning left. I asked a little harder, not yanking just a firm ask.
At which point she reared. I think twice.
I lost balance and fell. Just a plop and a painful broken nail.
After some serious groundwork I got back on and she was walking nicely. A few more discussions about turning, hq yields and yeilding to the emergency stop.
Asked for trot and she tensed again, leap off gallop her in circles, back on, more walking and got a nice trot on each rein before hopping off.
Tied her up and was halfway through unsaddleing when she pulled back again. Then it hit me, she rears / pulls back and breaks the twine so the pressure comes off.
Into the garage find the pull back collar and nylon halter and hard tie her to a tree. Sure enough she tries to break off and is mightily surprised when she can't. She tried twice before giving up. Then she still paced a bit, everyone else was out of sight eating but the rope didn't get pulled tight,if she hit the end she'd move off it.
More tree again tomorrow I think.