Originally Posted by Sahara
What cues are you using to ask for a stop? What cues did the owner tell you she responds to for a stop?
The owner can not get her to fully whoa either. She told me to take her in circles. She bought her years ago from a 4-h-er and she is mainly used for trail rides. No one has worked with her for years so I believe she just knows she can get away with everything. I thought it would be a good challenge to take on. I am going to talk with another instructor and get her suggestions on what I should work on since she knows my riding. I am trying not to use much reins to whoa because she just fights and shakes her head. Trying to say whoa and apply light pressure and light in the seat and relaxed. Sounds like it will just take lots of time and patience to get her back to where she needs to be.