Waresbear - I apologize if this comes off rudely, but not every horse needs a chiropractor. She isn't sore ANYWHERE. I've already made sure of this, and also changed saddles due to proper imfitting, the saddle fits perfectly.. and it isnt the bridle OR the bit. Both myself(working with horses 11 years) and the lady i'm living with that helps me with my horse (working with horses 40 years) BOTH asked another trainer thats in the quarter horzse industry who trains top quarter horses for a living, and is well known, asked for advice, the bit's perfect for her, as well as the saddle. and her teeth are fine. i JUST had them floated 4 months ago. and it ISNT her feet, the problem arised at first breaking her, because she badly needed to be shod, and she had JUST foundered and was sore, something i had not realized. Now that there isn't any injuries or pain, and their both ruled out, it is behavioral issues. I've even had someone watch me ride. There isn't a thing im doing wrong under saddle. I did find a solution that helps a fair amount like i had mentioned above, praising for small rewards AFTER throwing a tantrum and doing as shes asked.. but thats only going to get me so far.
AmazinCaucasion- Thanks ! This definetly will fix the kicking out problem, as i have found she still doesnt really like leg pressure. how may i ask do i go about desensitizing her from pressure?
Soenjer55- not sure if this applies to me or the one that made this article, but thats what ive been doing, its just getting tiring because on her good days, this does work, but, on her bad.. it doesn't
Another problem that doesn't exactly help matters any, is I have to be EXTREMELY patient and careful to where im looking as she's almost blind in one eye. On bad days, i can only lunge her on one side, thankfully, because she trusts me, she allows me to lunge her on her bad side, judging by the pressure on the lungeline she's learned to stay a good distance away, i am capable of getting her walk, trot, and canter on her blind side, she wont do it for anyone else. but ive learned not to fight with her on this side, because she clearly just cannot see, and not knowing any better, not paying attention she WILL run into me, not purposely obviously.
When i said she "'snaps' her neck around and locks it" I didn't mean her neck litrally snaps, you'd have to actually see it in person to understand what i mean. But, ill do my best to describe it. She whips her head around in the direction she wants to go, and pulling back on both reins is useless as she seems to have developed a way of locking her neck and jaw. i swear the horse is double jointed. she can even twist her spine at the buck, she bucks like a bronc. lol and then she bolts across the ring. it takes me LITRALLY getting out of the saddle and putting all my body weight on the side of the saddle i want her to go, and placing my hand on the rein nearly to her bit, to get her going back in the direction i wish for her to go. i correct the behavior immediately, but it never seems to fail. every time we go in that direction no matter how many times ive worked with her, or how long ive worked with her, she STILL does it. Any sugguestions? Behind the rebellious streak she has, shes a really down to earth willing mare that loves to please. And it isnt ground work either. shes amazing at groundwork. she even placed in a couple shows doing showmanship and halter. :)