Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Actually, that electric wire would be the fastest way to teach her. Let her swing her butt into that once, and I'm pretty sure she'd never swing her butt away again.
But lately there have been a lot of threads on this and the consensus seems to be if she wants to move away, she can move away how you want her to. Get her circling you at a good lively trot. Let her do a few circles of that, and then ask her to stand still again. Repeat as neccessary.
My gelding also has the problem of not wanting to stand still after I mount. Its easy for us because the mounting block is under an awning, with a fence around it--we end up doing a dance where he takes two steps forward, I ask him to whoa, he won't so we turn into the corner of the fence and thats that. But as soon as she starts walking, back her up--I'm not sure if the backing up she does is while you're trying to mount or after, sorry--but either way, get her to back up until she wants to stop, and then back her up some more.
If the backing up is her idea (when you're on her) when she stops, make the movement your idea. My gelding used to be very gate sour, and that was the only way he would go, so thats what we did; I'd back him up for ten steps until he realized he couldn't get what he wanted, and then he'd move on.