Lots of leg movement and going nowhere, lol.
Hello, I just bought a new horse in October. And because of abscess and bad weather she has not been ridden much. I am noticing now that I am riding her a bit that she has a problem with just chilling out and walking. She seems to want to prance (for lack of a better word). She seems a bit nervous because of all the new things and leaving my gelding and going out alone, (she can hear him call to her) so I have assumed that she will settle down when she gets more comfortable. I started thinking today that maybe with her dressage training this is maybe normal for her and if so how do I tell her to knock it off and just walk, lol. I have had her out with my husband on my gelding and she did walk fine so I know she can do it. I ride western and trails so so stepping a lot and going nowhere is not for me, lol. Guess I just wanted to share and see what you all my have to say. Thanks.
If someone was asking me I would say to give it time and things will be fine but the wanting the perfect horse side well, is unrealistic at times, lol. Oh and we had a come to Jesus meeting today when she kept wanting to turn around, and I WON! I got pissed and she knew it, we went my way, lol. So all and all I felt good but still wonder about the prancy walk.