I have a 15.2hh 8yrs TB chesnut mare. I have her on lease as the woman couldn't manage her as she is a novice.
I have recently moved to nz and bought her. I have worked with TB's for over a year in england, mainly racehorse and young stock so I have a lot of confidence and knowledge of TB's.
When I first started riding her she was very strong so I bought her a gag. She didnt like this in her mouth as she has a very sensitive mouth, so I bought her a market harbre. This sort of worked and I could handle her better but there is still this strongness there. As the days have passed she got better and started schooling really well. Then it was the time to start jumping. The first time I jumped her she was brilliant and loved every single bit of it. Then one day she decided to jmp and gallop off afterwards, and this seems to carry on. Also when we got out for a hack either alone or in company she doesnt settle and is always jig jogging. But as soon as I take her out to the arena down the road she is perfect and jumps everything and alhough the strongness is stll there she doesnt take off afterwards. I am really stuck, I don't know how to get her to the point of me not getting angry and always pulling on her mouth. I have never ridden a horse like this and have no idea of how to solve our problems because I think she would make a fantastic eventing horse in the future. :( PEASE HELP ME!!