Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
does he stand still when he is asked when tacking up ect? Use voice cue to the command. If he is to take a step while mounting, quickly dismount, back him up, spin him whatever so he gets the message he cannot walk forward.
i find sometimes Pumpkin will take 1 step while im mounting simply to regain his balance so he doesnt fall over. maybe he could be doing this?
Can your horse back up from the bit while you are on his back? if you are already on him and he goes to walk off, back him uo a few steps and ask him to stand still. make sure that the same process is used each time he walks off.
good luck with your horse!
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky
Last edited by PumpkinzMyBaby22; 04-04-2010 at 06:25 PM.