Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
1) Do you have a professional/someone who breaks horses and knows what they're doing to help? If not, find someone.
2) When she "runs" when you get on, don't let her. Use a one rein stop if need be, don't just pull back.
Now, to get her to move, you have to MAKE her move. Just get her feet moving. When she freezes, that just bad news bears, because colts tend to explode after the freeze up.
Get her to turn, and give her your rein and give a cluck, or a kiss, and a squeeze. Don't worry about where she goes, just worry about going.
Are you in a roundpen? If not, find one! Because at this point, all you should be concerned with is her carrying your weight at a walk and moving out, turning a bit, stopping and backing a few steps.
Reward her after even the smallest steps. Like, if you can get her walking for a few steps, praise her while she's walking and she'll soon get the point that walking out is a good thing, because right now, she isnt too sure about it all.
"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"