So I need some excersises I can do! I have done the grids - trot poles all the way up to the small jump - and she does pretty good after a while of working her, and she gets better each session. Any other ideas?
Her groundwork is really nice, btw. Her flat ... is okay. I can trot her in control, and if she does get too fast I can get her to slow down pretty quick. Her canter... I just can't do. Here is what happens -
She bucks again
I one-rein stop (gradually, not all at once)
She gets all mad at me (She's very expressionate)
I get all mad at her.
That's only on the flat. After jumps, and on a jump course, she's got the most perfect canter... I just need help with her x.x Don't tell me to sell her, because I won't :) She is going to a trainer in the Spring to help her with her consistency and whatnot.
One last thing...
She's nearly *perfect* in an arena. Head sets good, listens perfect, canters smooth... the whole deal. So yea, she's a doll at shows. The problem is I can't practice because I don't have an arena at home - just my field, and she's ... honestly ... she's awful. If I take her to my trainers, then perfect! Problem is we can't trailer her back n forth all the time, and we can't afford to board.
So yea :) Sorry for the novel!! But I'm stuck x.x