I took Lacey on a trail ride (well, a ride down the road) today since it was beautiful weather and she was amazingly good. It was her first time off my trainer's property since August and she wasn't hardly antsy about leaving all her horsey buddies behind, I wasn't riding alone of course but the other horse was one that she's had very minimal contact, if any, with. She only spooked once when a big dog came bursting out of a grove of trees barking, but I jumped a little too so I don't blame her. =D Anyway, the real problem was that twice she decided she wanted to go back or something and she started backing up very quickly when I squeezed her to go forward. Both times I yanked her head around and started making her walk in super tiny circles until she stopped moving and just gave her head. I did it both directions until she gave in and started walking forwards. I was really surprised that she didn't try to rear which is what usually comes next after she starts backing up... but anyway. Is there a different better way to get her to start moving forwards again? I tried tapping her on the rear with my crop but that just made her back faster... She wasn't scared, she just got away with that sort of "I don't want to do this" behavior with her previous owner and we're slowly working through it. Sorry if this is a giant paragraph of hard to read-ness, my computer hates this site and won't let me come here without a proxy site and the proxy messes it up.