Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Great American Dessert
• Horses: 0
Sounds Simple but...
I know it sounds simple, but if the horse is really green, it may just need a refresher on leg pressure. Have someone lead you while riding and everytime you put leg on have them use the body language that you would use if you were on the ground to make the horse move forward. Sounds like a simple break in communication. Try to really think like the horse and not a human. Getting in the saddle changes the rules not matter how much ground work you have done. You might need to bridge the learning process for the horse so it makes clear to them. If a horse makes too many mistakes it will loose its desire to please the rider. Hope this helps.