My main problem is when I ask for a walk from a standstill, or a trot from standstill or walk. She stops nice and fast, and backs up not slow, but I'm satisfied with her pace for now. Basically when I ask her forward, I count to three in my head, and it's usually at 3 and a half she gets moving. I want a snappier response, preferably in the 1-2 second range, and then for it to be smooth, not like she's dragging herself through a bog.
I really cannot think of anything to get this better. She knows to move off of my leg, and I get a slightly faster response with spurs, but I really do not want to be using spurs for her to go forward. Transitions don't seem to make much of an impact. I have carried a crop as well, but that has the same effect as the spurs.
Please help me!!! I ride her in a snaffle, and I'm starting her western. She is an otherwise good girl, once we get going she's alright (a little pokey, but I think if I fix this that will be solved as well), it's just this one thing! I will try anything, I'm open to it all, especially if I haven't tried it/a new twist on an old idea!