Originally Posted by Teeny
I usually say 'whoa' because she actually responds to that very well and also saying her nickname (teeny) helps , but when she just runs through the bit I hold my hands to the sides and pull ( is that right or wrong
) but if she doesnt respond to that I turn her in a cicle anc then she just walks again
How does she lunge? Because if she responds well to your voice then maybe it may be worth lunging her and getting her used to your voice 'aids' such as "walk" "trot" "canter" obviously using tone of voice as to weather you want her to move up or down in transition.
After she lunges well then ask somebody else to lunge her whilst you are riding... but with you giving voice aids.... maybe this will help?
My mare used to be similar when I got her... (ironically she came to me in a pelham... but I changed her to a snaffle because bit made no difference) when I lunged her she used to not stop once in canter but after months of lunging sessions she understands now and I can ride her using purely my voice (and seat obviously)
And you mention about turning her in circles and she walks.... do you think this may have just become habit that you both anticipate? Therefor you both believe this is the only way to stop? Just something to think about...
These are only suggestions
xx good luck