I rescued my new shatland pony from a coal cellar in london. The ppl who had bought her did not really know how to deal with a pony, and she has learned to set her neck and tank off on the lead rein- like if she sees something (like a nice piece of grass) obviously the last owners did not know how to lead a pony properly. With a bigger pony I would push my elbow in to it's neck ( gently) to break the "neck lock" but she is far to small for this, and she has tried to drag me off. Obviously I am spending lots of time leading her correctly, but does anyone have any tips to help stop he locking her neck in this way??
It is not nastyness as she is a lovely pony, and it is just that she has been spoiled so I di not want to get hard on her, or use a bit at this stage, as I feel that she will just hurt her mouth and pull even more! She is a standard english shetland a so is VERY stocky - and strong