I don't mean to sound impossible to you guys
but she has had groundwork (parelli, clinton anderson, ect.) since she was 6 months old. I stand there and point, and she goes. I look at her hip and say whoa, she stops and turns. I did 'hide your hinney' by pat parelli she did amazing!
But I was thinking about it and heres what I figured out:
Janie is unlike any horse I've ever known. You have to literally 'think' when you train, lounge or ride her. She takes in new things you teach her and uses them to her advantage
(like a villian!
lol) She is incredably 'soft' in the mouth and as soon as you put pressure on the reins to bring up her head, she immediatly stops, and pulls her to the side and leaves it there for a second. So she pulls her head one way and moves her body the other.
It's a real challenge with her but acually a fun one becuase I can garentee she is not going to hurt someone intentionally, becuase she's passive to the extream but she is smart.
You have to use your whole body to turn her and it's just neat to me becuase she's only 3 and I use advanced dressage cues on her! lol
I was watching Craig Cameron doing somthing to fix her last 'problem' and it didn't work it just made her angry and frustrated. Me likewise!
And I watched Dressage Unlimited with the foreign guy on there talking about ballence of the horse and using your whole body to do somthing. I thought this will never work! She's too young even he said horses 5 and under could not do it automatically they need years of training. I did it just to fool around,
worked the first time.
She out smarts you. She's deep, lol thats why I love her! She's very unike and everyone who has met her says she is wonderful.
I want to be a horse trainer and she is defonitly training me!