Join Date: May 2007
Location: Falkland Islands
• Horses: 0
How to get our horse to 'go' without me right there
We havent had Nancy very long, she is the sweetest old girl in the world, and so gentle with the kids.
Oldest daughter has taken her around the yard with no problems, but today when I got youngets daughter on her Nancy wouldnt go anywhere without me walking by her side. Its very sweet and Im glad she likes me enough to follow me around, but I was trying to get DD to ride on her own, but Nancy stood stock still and wouldnt move unless I walked along beside her, turned when I turned and stopped when I stopped, I didnt even have a leading rein on her!
We tried lunging so youngest daughter could have a bit more control but nancy would go for a few paces then turn towards me and stand still. She is taking all her direction and instruction from me instead of the rider- how do I get her to pay attention to who is actually sitting on her?
What can I do to get nancy to walk forward without me at her side? I dont want her taking off into the wilds, but justa little walk around the yard would be great! :roll: