Sadly, I can't go in a loop. There's only one way to go on a loop but the road next to half the loop is very busy and fast moving and since Lacey isn't completely comfortable with the road yet, I don't really want to create a hazard. haha
Oh yeah, I never let her turn around when she wants to. Even if she's trying to mention to me that she wants to turn around (she looks at my leg, walks diagonally etc, we've mostly gotten over turning around before I ask) and it just so happens to be right where I want to turn around, I make her go at least 5-10 steps more, then I turn her around myself. No worries, she does not get away with being bossy, ever.
I have made her walk past home a few times. I should do that more often though. It was hilarious, she kept giving me the "Mom, something is wrong with you, no doubt" look. Haha
Thankfully she doesn't fight me so hard anymore. She's finally realized that she is not in control when I'm on her back, even though she may be unable to see me.
I'll let you guys know how it goes! =)
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.