Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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You can't start a tug of war with a horse. They outweigh you. The trick is to move her sideways. When she refuses to move, make like you are going to turn her to her inside, so you would be on the outside of the circle. Horses follow their heads, and once you move that, she will take a step in that direction. Then start walking in the direction you want to go.
Alternatively, you can use a crop. Start by walking forward, putting pressure on her head. You should be behind her head, facing the same way as her, and pushing forward on the lead rope. If she refuses to budge, use your outside hand to just tap her in the girth area with the crop. Be careful to let her move forward when you do this, she might jump forward a few feet.
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