Abby's previous owner told me that it takes a bit of pushing to get her to lope, which I was okay with at the time. By accident, I thought her hip was out of place when I touched her hip one day and she threw a bucking fit. Turns out she had only been kicked there, as that spot was fine later, but I called the vet/equine chiro and turns out her hip was out.
After that, she loped fine undersaddle. Except once it got cold, I had no where to ride except a small roundpen because she was 30 minutes away and by the time I got there after class, it was dark.
Shortly later, she got ulcers, so she wasn't ridden much in December. She was also moved closer to me where there is an arena. The arena isn't heated, so I haven't ridden much lately either due to that.
Sorry for the back story, but this is what's up:
I can get her to lope if I just let her go in the arena and slap the leadrope on my hand or coat, except she lowers her head like she's going to buck and then shakes it around. She does this on a lunge line also.
Any suggestions as to why?