Getting my horse into a trot
I have had my POA for about a month now, so far she is a AWESOME horse!! But, we have ran into a slight problem.. I can't get her to go into a trot while riding. While lunging she is a dream, all I have to do is make the " kissing" noise and she goes into a nice trot, slows back into a walk when I say "easy" and does this anytime I ask with out a problem. But while riding she walks off really nice but when I make the kissing noise and use my leg to move her into a trot... theres nothing lol she just keeps plodding along like I am not asking, I have not tried a crop yet or spurs, but I just don't understand why she does it so great lunging but while riding nothing?? Is there anything else I could do besides using a crop? And I am really worried since she wont trot easily, the canter is going to be a nightmare to try and get out of her!! BTW she has always been used as a trail horse, so plodding along is her style, but I want to see if I can start jumping.