Thanks =) I definitely plan on working on her backups. That way, when she goes forward without me, I'll back her up several steps. That way she will see it's easier to walk with me instead of ahead of me. That, though, will take some training and time. My main concern is the trip.... I won't have time to work with her until we arrive in California. Before we get there, I will be boarding her at overnight stalls and hoping I can get more short-term advice for now. She will definitely need a lead durring the trip.
Originally Posted by Mercedes
I wouldn't lead her. I'd put her in a smaller paddock and teach her to give to the pressure of my whip, then my hand, then my body energy and then eventually lead her w/o halter or lead.
One of the strongest cues you can put on her is 'back up'. It's the epitome of concession.
You would also do well to read Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling's book Dancing With Horses. Never again will you have a horse run you over, push into you, or have to pull on a horse to get it to move.