The horse I'm leasing is starting to come around. Page is started English now, as before she only knew western. And not really well. She'll still try to get away with things sometimes but I'm now taking her on solo trailrides and cantering her (neither of which her owner had tried). She'll try to buck sometimes at the canter but so far at not at the trot and she's not barn sour, just spooky on trails because she's afraid of everything.
She's spooking less and listening more now though as she learns that she must listen even if she's scared and that I won't let anything eat her.
The only issue I'm having with her that I haven't really experienced before is Page seems to have no idea where her hooves or legs are! For instance, whether I'm riding or leading her over a pole on the ground she hits it 90% of the time with her feet. She's trying to pick her feet up but hits it anyway. Usually with her last hoof.
I'm hoping trails will help her become more surefooted and help her learn to coordinate her legs better but I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience with this problem that might help. Thanks!