Originally Posted by victorialicious7
Like I said, I came on here to here what others would do in this situation, not be told to go to a trainer when its not the easiest thing to do here and not really always the solution. I'm working with her owner who IS a trainer to think of ideas of what we both can do to fix the situation. My problem is that I just don't know if anyone has had experience with a pony as hard headed as her lol
Oh I'm sure a lot of people on this forum have, including myself
I'm queen of stubborn.. no animal can out-stubborn me.
It's about being active. Thinking about what you can do to solve a problem, thinking on your feet, not taking no for an answer, knowing when to change your approach or when to push it, and most importantly it's about knowing the horse you're dealing with. Watching them in a herd-like situation reveals a lot but to know a horse, you gotta spend time with it.. and try things and see the reactions. Now anyone can do that.. but how you DEAL with the reactions, is what makes a good trainer from a needs-fine-tuning handler. I'm still learning, heck I make mistakes.. I'm not a trainer by any means other than training my own horse.
Just be careful. Keep us all updated