Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Perhaps you might try listening to her. If she's tired, continuing accomplishes nothing. She's telling you she's had enough. Don't turn it into an ego trip whereby your will has to win.
No ego trip here I'm not trying to win, not sure why you think it is that way.... I'm not working her hard the cattle sorting is once a month and I just ride her for a little bit about 30 minutes, it just to give her something different to do. I bring my gelding to ride as well. I'm not a team penner but it gives my barrel horse something else to think about there about 20 people who go to this ranch and practice
. I ride her maybe an hour at a time tops when we do training sessions and trail riding. The foot kicking can happen right as we start out so its not always cause she tired. I'm not running around mostly she gets walked and trotted around. She's not really confident in a canter yet so like I said almost all walk trot work, short cantering sessions. I don't really want to push her a lot at the moment trying to get her more confident and better conditioning