I`m pretty new to the "Horse Forums" and so far find it to be filled with friendly and helpful people!
So here come the questions...
So I recently got a beautifully,stout,stalky black and white mare named Lady. I don`t know her pedigree or history although I was told by her last owners she was a rescue a few years back and well..believe or not that she is eight years oldf and was "broke"..broken? Two years ago but she has INCREDIBLE ground manners and SPOOK free. Yess I know crazy buy but I love her to pieces!
So that's Lady`s background.
Now Im having some problems..
Nothing big but could need some help..
She has some issues stopping or whoaing
For example the other day she ran off with me because well it was kind of my fault I felt she had alot of energy and I didnt warm her up enough but she ran off and I couldnt stop her!
I did NOT want to yank on her mouth or yell at her or anything so my last resort was the one rein stop. When I tried to stop I sat deep in my saddle you know the whole process!
My neighbor who is an expeienced horse person recommended using a more...severe bit? Because I am using a D-ring snaffle on her. HELP!
Sorry for the..."novel" I just typed!!