Originally Posted by Ellieandrose
So, now the problem has changed completely. I ask her to give she takes it to the extreme. She will bite down and then drag her face on the ground so I ask her to pick her head up abit and her head goes right back in the air. This only happens when I'm pushing her forward with my legs. When not pishing forward its back to the constant gives then freaks, gives then freaks. I've got a dressage trainer coming out soon. Hopefully I can get the pony a little saner. (:
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GOOD! There is a difference! A drastic difference, and you've also stated that you're adding leg and pushing her foreward makes her grab the bit and go. This Means, since she wasn't throwing her head up (essentially counterbalancing your signal) when you pushed her forward, she's accepted her balance and being able to flex at the poll and really stretch out her neck and back muscles. Extending that trot (yes get comfortable with taking it to the next step) and really holding your hands steady, let her find out how to get her body moving. Collect for a few strides. Consider a relaxed sitting trot. Whether you ride english or western, getting your horse to hold a steady jog, or a frame in an extended trot (full body balanced frame, not the new hunters b.s.). Allowing your horse to figure out what they can really do is basically the point of riding and learning right?! You gotta live to learn! :]
Hope my advice helps!