I just need help. I'm at such a dead end right now :(
Ok, so as many of you know, my mare, Cheyenne, is a Tennessee Walker. Which is the problem basically.
I've been working with her a lot. Like every single day for like the past 4 months, give or take a couple days. And I thougt she was doing pretty good.. until this last week.
We went to this week horse training camp thing with 4-h. And my intructor just pointed out problem after problem with everthing :(. Not like her cues or my riding, etc. But her gaits. She was cantering so off. She refused her left lead all together and would crossfire on her right about half the time. I think part of the problem is her pacing is setting her up to be unbalanced. Because she IS SOUND. We've had her checked and she's fine. It's her gaited issues. And the wierd thing is, she's been doing it correctly for the most part at home. She'll give issues from time to time with it, but not so much, but when we were there, it was awful, and now she's starting it up really bad again, or I just haven't been noticing how she was before. And I have no idea how I could have missed something this huge!
I've tried everything to get her correct, (and Yes i'm teaching her to trot. And YES she can do it naturally, so don't go all crazy on me for saying that. ) And nothing's worked. Even my intructor was totally stumped by her :(
I'm just sooo frusterated right now! Mostly at myself, it's not her fault I don't know what to do. And tonight I just literally broke down crying.. I just feel like I've failed her so bad :(
And there's like no gaited trainers where I am, atleast none that I've been able to find.. Anyone have any suggestions?
Or any thoughts on what to do?