Horse refresher course. Barn Sour
Ok so after the owners on my last mount said i could no longer ride her(due to selling) Im on a new mount. Her name is Shania and she's a flea bitten grey Arabian. She came in a bag of bones and is now at a weight she can be ridden. She's had a total of 4 rides this year, 2 by me. It had been a LONG time since she had been ridden. She has GREAT ground manners but isn't very well behaved when being ridden. She likes to go by the gate and just stand there(i dont let her). When ever we get her to the other side of the area she bolts to the gate(not listening to me trying to stop her). I dont let her get near the gate by turning her a different way but we usually end up going in circles for a while. She doesnt listen to leg pressure/neck reining. She kind of listens to direct reining but really(tries) going where ever she wants. Any advice helps. Am I doing this right? I have an "instructor" that says I am but i want a little more input.
I also posted this on another forum and told I was doing it right and to work her near the gate and rest her when we get away from it and that she's "Barn sour" .Just want a few more opinions =)