Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Central Alabama
Barn/Buddy sour? ..what to do..
Due to time constraints, I am just now getting to train my mare. She is doing great under saddle with all the basics - stop/go, flexing, and moving off leg pressure.
My problem: when I take her away from the other horses to train, she freaks out a little. Usually her energy level seems to double and she becomes less responsive to my "slow down" cues and instead is focused on returning to her friends. She is responsive when I ask her to move out, but when asked to stop, she'll chill for a second before moving out without my command.
She has never gotten out of control, but she is obviously very worried about being separated. I feel this reaction might be from her lack of experience riding without the other horses.
Any ideas on how I can alleviate this problem and bring her focus back to me?