Originally Posted by bsms
Does she do it with everyone, or just you?
What is her background/training?
What cues do you use to say, "Turn right now"?
i am pretty much the only one that rides her
I am bought her nearly a year ago - so I don't have any background info
Lay outside rein on her neck (at a walk this turns her), squeeze outside leg, pull inside rein -- in that order
Originally Posted by tinyliny
I doubt that it will get better by doing the same thing, but doing it harder .
Are you direct reining or neck reining? What kind of bit was it?
When you turn at the walk, yoiu say that none of this happens? Can you walk a square? Can she turn on the huanches?
The reason I ask is that I may guess that she is overbending at the trot and her shoulders are "falling " out to opposite direction, so she goes that way, even though her head is bent in the direction you want to go? Kind of like a semi-truck that is jackknifing? Does this describe her?
The thing is you need to not over bend her. AND, she needs to learn to "follow her nose". Learning how to do turns on the haunches and ride true squares will help.
Using a loose ring snaffle
At a walk, I can turn her with just a neck rein, or I can turn her with just leg pressure --- I rarely have to use a direct rein anymore
I have never tried to walk a square
I don't know how to ask her to turn on her huanches
I am not sure what you mean by "falling", but when I do finally get her to turn the way I want, she drops her inside shoulder and turns real tight and fast (it is a pretty dramatic change)
Yes --- exactly like a semi hi-jacking -- wow tinyliny that is so accurate, like her hind in is steering her instead of her front end, it's pushing her along the way she wants to go