GROUND WORK, GROUND WORK, GROUND WORK
Dumas'_Grrrl - What exactly should I do? She backs up when I ask, she stops when I ask, follows me perfectly on the end of a long rope, goes passed anything with me, lunges over logs, scary pipes in wide open fields, she even does halt to canter and back to halt on the lunge with simple voice commands?! This all being on her good days of course, if she's having an off day then this is all out the window! And all she wants to do is look out of the menage towards the nearest most interesting thing- usually a gelding!lol
The thing she really tests me on is loading, I have tried everything even things im not very proud of (but we do them when we are desperate)
Well said. I might also add a dressage whip to help with your aids. I always carry a dressage whip with me when working with my drafts.
My2geldings- She runs away from them so there is no piont me carrying one as it gets me nowhere, she is very over sensitive. And very forward at the best of times- we are constanly working on getting her to slow everything down.
Please don't put her in foal just because she is acting up. There are enough unwanted and over bred horses now.
kim_angel- don't worry it wouldnt be unwanted and also only a suggestion from a friend who did the same thing. She is an extremely well bred mare and I have many poeple that would want a foal of hers (she has a big following) lol
do you displine her?? Not absolutly flog her but just give her a hit up the guts and she should realise dat you r the boss
country_girl- I do! And she knows when she's done wrong! But this doesnt seem to get me anywhere....she is a huge busy body, and everything is more interesting in me unless im doing something she has to get involved in, or needs my support for e.g. Walking passed something scary or jumping a new obsticle?
The thing with Flo-lese is that she's very inconsistant- which makes me believe that it is hormone related. Also her getting worse with age is also pointing towards hormones getting stronger as she matures?
Spastic_Dove- Thank you for the regumate idea- will look into that! (we used to use it a the TB stud I worked at, they all hated having it lol!)
I am only aware of her having had one proper season, where she was squirting and basically being a tart, which im sure isnt right! The rest of the time I've had her (basically her whole life) she hasnt had one, which makes me believe this to be the problem...shes not regular and so I think the hormones are taking over and my sweet girl!?
Thank you for the suggestions!