Originally Posted by barnrat
What would you do If you were riding a green broke horse and it started jigging?
I would either circle him or pull back with my reins but sit hard too. Does that make since? Sarah was annoyed that he sat deep and pulled back and said "He was ripping on the horses mouth" I found that a bit over dramatic.....She is REALLY big into natural horsemanship, Pat Parelli.
The horse reared up when the guy asked the horse to stop jigging the horse also bucked a series of times of times, the guy immediatly started circling when she went up into the rear...What would you do??
I wouldn't pull back with both reins. That just gives her something to fight against and she needs re-direction rather than a fight. I'd turn her in a small (10 meter) circle every time she started jigging. She will eventually figure out that jigging creates more work. Also, how is she being worked? Horses tend to get bored staying on the rail. I'd throw in some patterns and keep her mind busy. As for the rearing, a horse can't rear when its moving forward. Its critical to keep the horse moving forward before it starts to rear. Rearing is often a sign of frustration or a tactic for avoiding what has been asked. I'd have to see how she is working before I could really offer a suggestion beyond that.