So anyways! I'm starting to lunge her. They told me she mostly free lunged when they lunged her and rarely lunged her on line. So recently I started working with her in the round pen without a lunge or lead line. I sent her out and she took off in a trot on her left side. I don't need to do ANYTHING for her to keep going. She just keeps troting sometimes breaking into a canter and back to a trot. She would not walk, no whoa, no turns. Just troting and canter on the edge of the round pen. My body language doesn't even matter with her. I could lay down and she would still keep going. For me to stop her, I have to step directly in front of her saying "WHOA" and even then it's not an instant stop. She takes a few steps. My other problem is that I can't get her to free lunge on her right side. If I get her to turn, she will quickly turn back to the left side.
So I am working with a trainer, and I am starting her on a lunge line on her right side. She gets very uncomfortable. I get her to go out on the line by holding the line out and saying walk on. Im slowly teaching her to know "trot-trot" and evenually canter. But even on the line to get her whoa, I hold the line up. Relax my body language and say whoa. Sometimes she gets it (lots of praise) and other times she just slows and takes a few steps then stops. When she just slows and takes steps how do I inforce her to "whoa"? When she doesn't whoa, I've been snapping the line just a little to get all her four feet to stop. Then praise. But I really want to know if there is a better way.
Thank You!! Please any tips on her free-lunging "left side" problem and lunging in general would be great!