i have done this accouple of times and my horses have no problems with it... thankfully but my neighbors horse who we are trying to ground drive refuses to go forward once we are behind her...an idea of what we are doing
we started with basic lunging in halter then moved to lunging with bridle, then went back to lunging in halter but added the suringcal(sp), then went to bridle and suringcal(Sp). and then we did lunging with a light weight driving harness and proper bridle. from here we started using two driving reins. and worked her more towards her hind asking her to go forward directing with both reins. now we have moved to actually being behind her and getting her forward.
this is where the problem hits.
she will acknowledge what is asked when there is someone at her head. but when someone is not and only behind her she refuses to go forward and will back up very quickly... it looks like she wants to kick out but doesn't and will rush backwards??
any ideas on how to get her used to something behind her and following...
thanks in advance