Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Have you tried lunging her? That way you are controlling her without being in front of her. Also, when you ask her to walk forward from the saddle and she doesn't, what do you do? If you have let her get away with standing still or going backwards, then you have taught her that's the correct thing to do. If you are able to get another person to help you, get in the saddle and ask her to walk and as soon as you ask her to walk, have the person start leading her. Pretty soon she'll associate your cue to walk with her walking forward. If you don't have someone to help you, get a crop. Ask with your leg and voice and if she doesn't respond, ask with your legs a bit harder. If she doesn't respond, tap her with the crop behind your leg (not hard), and when she finally responds praise her big time! She'll soon realize that if she doesn't respond to your legs/voice, she'll get the crop and since crops aren't a horse's best friend, she'll move off your leg.