jeesh, kinda funny. have a thread of my own that's got some of the same sort of stuff, sort of. however, i've got a suggestion or two.
when mounting, i've been taught, especially when in a snaffle, to pull their head around in toward you like you're flexing them. the OTTB that i'm working on right now had the same problem. i could NOT get on him. friend suggested i go back to pulling him around. i stick glued to his side next to the saddle and pull his head around. when he stops, i'll get a foot in the stirrup and he'll start turning again but doesn't take long to get him to stop again. usually. it might take ten minutes to get on but that's ok.
he tends to be ok when we ride, pasture or on the road until i let him open up any. another thread recently made me remember ya don't want to have CONSTANT pressure on the bit so we're working to keep a looser reign while not getting out of control. problem there is if he opens up to more than a SLOW lope he wants it ALL, and i have a helluva time stopping him again. and he sinks into the bit HARD. his mouth was rubbed raw today, and he has a wear spot on his nose from the hackamore (other than that, he responds well to the hack).
Why does everyone lung a horse for every problem?? She rides well in the ring and only when you are taking her OUT of the ring she has a problem. Is lunging going to help her?? Can't you work on her Whoa from the back , in the ring??
I deal with run aways, horse that don't stop, horses that run full out across a field until you bail off or risk running into a fence. Should I suggest to the person to lung the horse, teach it what Whoa means??/
Or do I just put a good western bite, one that any reining horse uses every day performing his wonderful manuvers in the ring, let the horse run and when I yell WHOA shut him down hard and fast, release all pressure when he stops, point him in a new direction , kick him into another run, yell WHOA and pull him up hard and fast.
I beleive in riding out a problem. If the horse bolts leaving the ring then I would bite the horse up and when she bolts pull her up hard and fast.
It deals with the problem, doesn't ***** foot around it. It is over in a matter of minutes.
Here agian I am assuming the person can ride???
sir, this is why my brother said to have my wife STOP lunging her horse. i ride him now instead. but are you suggesting putting something like a curb on him and letting him run and shut 'er down in fast fashion? because we can do that, too. only other question is how fast do i let 'im go before putting on the brakes?