Yes I understand that but
She held him while I mounted and he started walking so I put more tension on the reins and she told me to please give him slacked reins.....my thoughts were um I will when he listens to my commands, if I slacked the reins he would have took off while I was trying to mount. I told her I have to keep tension on the reins because he always wants to go go go and when I totally slack them he takes off in a canter and basically does whatever HE wants. |
Which is what I was referring to as your unusual method.. you say he needs taught reins or he'll take off on you while mounting. Okay well you need to give him a chance first. Every correction you revert to a new clean slate instead of keeping them under tension during the entire process of mounting.. that doesn't teach him anything and causes him to brace and to look for ways away from that pressure.
The way I do it, and what works best for my horse is to always have them loose unless he does something. So if your horse tries walking away while mounting, you correct.. and then you give them slack to see if they'll stand. If they don't, correct again, then slack to see if they stand. If they stand, you keep them slack.
Am I understanding you correctly?