Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Vita, it's all in your horse's training and attitude. I wouldn't attempt it on my 6 year old mare just yet but would ride to the ends of the earth on my 11 year old gelding.
I can take the mare around the field in a bosal but on the trail is a different thing entirely. If I'm with another horse and that rider breaks into a canter, my mare is going too (although she has gotten much better in the 8 months that I've owned her). The gelding, on the other hand, hates to be alone but will listen to his rider implicitly.
You can bring your horse around but you may have to go to a different bosal with more bite to it at first and then work with her. Some horses are just naturally obedient and others need to be taught.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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