After many years of wanting my own horse, I finally managed to purchase three weeks ago.
I am now the proud owner of Scarlett a 14.2hh cob. However the honeymoon period is over, she has settled in well, comes to the gate when I arrive stands quietly to groom and shoe, perfect, but a different story when we try to go out.
She was sold as a ride and drive mare, I didn't drive her as I don't know how but will probably take lessons later, for now I just want to ride, she went fine when I tried her out, no problem on the road, forward going etc. When I took her out back at home she was fine, a bit spooked when a car alarm went off but that's all. Next time a different story, napping very badly, went a different way fine, but then on way back napping again and rearing. So stuck to paddock to do some schooling, again tried napping and rearing. She holds her head very high, I think from the driving so am going to try a running martingale, she is currently on a full cheek snaffle, and someone else has suggested an eggbert. I know I am going to have to go back to basic schooling, but has anyone got any suggestions along the line of tack and napping techniques? Thanks