My mare won't stand still in the stall, she stomps and won't stop moving her feet in the trailer, and doesn't like to stand still while I'm riding her. She is a 15 year old Arabian. When she is in the stall it is usually just long enough for her to eat her grain then its back to pasture. And when in the trailer, we trailer once a week to once every other week in the spring through summer and she is still antsy when she is worn out from a ride. And as for while we ride, she normally does alright execpt when we practice reining or just gallop and try to stop, what happens is near the end of our rides we like to work on reining and she gets very excited from the running that when I try to get her to stand still she will stop good but won't stay still. She will do anything from backing up to side stepping across the arena. I have tryed all of my ideas to get her to stop (this is my biggest problem) I have tryed as soon as she stands still we can go again and I have tryed spinning her until she stops and she just doesn't seem to get it, I am stumped. ANY HELP?!! (sorry for any bad grammar or spelling and the length!)
"If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day.
Act like you've got all day, it will take fifteen minutes." -MR