Hi there, I have a 2.5 yr old QH filly that I am training. I have only owned her for about a month and we have recently built a round pen and I am eager to start her training.
She has a very quiet dispostion and has had a lot of ground work done by her prior owners.
My problem is getting her moving in the roundpen. She just stands there. And even if I get her moving it isn't for long. I've waved my arms, used my voice, tossed the lead at her hind, tryed a whip (although I don't have one that 'snaps'). I would like to avoid using actual physical contact.
I'm not sure how to progress with round pen training if I can't even get her out on the rail... any advise would be great... I'm new to training and using a roundpen... although I have ridden most of my life.
P.S I am pregnant and want to avoid getting too forceful with her back end, she's very quiet but she is a 2 year old after all.