Originally Posted by Erfellie
Thank you to everyone who has responded. Maybe I should try a small whack if all the other suggestions don't work, I just don't like the idea of it but I suppose that is the last thing she would ever expect from me so maybe that is what it is going to take to get her attention. We don't lunge very often so I don't think it is boredom of the round pen (maybe it is!) but lately she hasnt been respecting me in the saddle and I have had 2 pretty serious accidents in the last 6 months because of it. I have read that if it is a lack of respect, to start from the ground up to gain it so that's why I am trying lunging again. I will not tolerate one more of her "accidents" because it might be a fatal one (on my part). I would love to buy Clinton Andersons fundamentals kit but I checked online about a week ago and discovered that it is $599!!!! Yeah... that's not an option right now... So I have been asking around if any friends have it... might have located one. Thanks again for all the suggestions, I certainly appreciate it.
You have gotten some excellent advise here. HOWEVER-if you go at it with the thought of "prehaps I could give her a small smack..." You will never-ever correct the issue. As was said-do it once and make it count. You will most likely have to do it rarely if ever again. If you "smack her lightly" and tentatively she knows that and nothing changes. She still has your number.
You have bee afraid to hurt little poopsie for 5 years now. This will not go away, only get worse.
You can get CA videos on Ebay
for around $30 as I recall. There are some videos you may be able to see on youtube or rent online.
One thing is for sure-until you decide to use the pressure necessary to MAKE her do it, (I am NOT telling you to whip her) she will continue to stand there, stare at you thinking "nanny nanny booboo....you can't make me!"
Ask, tell DEMAND. Works every time as long as you really DEMAND it!