Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
She knows if she holds her head high, you can't put the bridle on, ergo, you won't make her work. And when you manage to get the bridle on, you take her to the arena and if she stops, you can't make her go, so TA DA! Her nifty plan worked like charm. You need someone to show you how to bridle a horse that like to be a giraffe, it's quite an easy fix but not something that can be explained and taken to task, you need hands on instruction. As for her stopping, use a riding crop, you don't have to beat her silly, but she needs to understand that go, means go, not "only if you want to, because I can't make you." She needs to know when you ask for something as simple as a walk or a trot, she needs to do it when you ask, not when she feels like it.