My horse won't walk straight....
I've been in the process of breaking my five year old mare since February, but thanks to ice storms, rain, work, and school it's been slow-going. I've finally got some time to work with her, and she's doing great! Except for one thing..
She won't walk in a straight line.
She'll walk, mind you. She's even learning to trot. She just can't, rather downright refuses, to walk straight like any other horse might.
There are other horses around her, and I suspect this may have something to do with it. She walks toward them, and I have to guide her away, and she just drifts back to them when I ask her to walk for me. She turns for me, but again, when given slack to walk straight, she drifts.
She's extremely well behaved under saddle, but this is the only thing keeping me from taking her on a trail or training her further.
Remedies? Suggestions? Comments? All are appriciated.