Originally Posted by Dixie Girl
I recently got a new horse. She is five years old and broke. She has a few bad habits I need to solve ASAP. When I am saddling her up, she tries her hardest to run over me and turn and avoid saddling. She has stepped on me and got my saddle filthy. (I need help to stop that. Whoah doesn't work) She also paws and paws whenever and where ever if she doesn't have hay or grass. She also throws her head (she has never bucked) its just annoying.
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What I would do is work with her with a saddle pad first, not with the saddle. I wouldn't tie her up but drape the lead over your left arm and if she goes to move give her a yank on the lead (use a rope halter), does she know how to lunge, I would also drop the blanket and send her off! Have you done any ground work with her to teach her to respect your space?