My horse won't stop yanking on the lead rope!
My mare is a very sweet girl, until you try to lead her somewhere she does not want to go. She is afraid of water, ditches, pretty much everything. Her previous owners did not ride her much out of their pasture. My problem is that when I lead her, sometimes she will jump backwards and pull on the lead rope as hard as she can to get free. I never let go of the lead rope, but I allow her to move backward. When she calms down, I get her to go forward again. She does fine for a few feet, but gets nervous and pulls on the lead again. I keep my hand on her halter, but she still does it. Any suggestions/ helpful advice?