Last Night I went riding on my mare Summer; it was a relatively short ride for us at just under an hour. I started out lunging, then bending, then I saddled and bridled. Since my bridle is also the bridle my uncle uses, and his horse is in a different location, he has our usual bride, so I had Buttercup's. It has a snaffle, like she's used to, but it's a different kind and after I rode her, she just didn't like it, and since I'd rather her be used to the other one and not fuss over this one, I just took it off and rode her in a halter and lead rope. She did fine and responds the same way with that, so it doesnt bother me any. So we walked, trotted, and cantered. As I was riding, I noticed something that I had never noticed about her before..She is VERY sensitive to verbal and seat commands, for instance if I lean forward enough, she will go faster and if I kiss/cluck to her she goes with no leg pressure at all. If I put leg pressure on her, she drops her head and moves forward, like she was taught to. But, after riding other horses for a while that like to test you, it just made me realize how easy she is.
Doe anybody else have a horse that is sensitive to things like her?