Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Do not let her run over, there is a spot on the horse, between where the girth goes & her flank, about where the lower part of your leg would be if you were mounted, that is your "pokey spot". When she moves into you, poke her a good one in that spot, it's best to start out with the butt end of a whip, but even your finger will work. It's ok her to move away from you, but NEVER into you. Do this even when she moves into when you are brushing her, this is very good practice. This teaches a horse to never move into you, so if you are leading her and she spooks, her reaction would be to spook away from you. After you have her consistently move away from you with the poke, try saddling her. First let her sniff the pad, then put it on her, never let her move towards you, then sniff the saddle and then put that on her, same rules, no moving towards you. Hope this helps.