New to training looking for helpful advice
Hi, I'm new to this forum so please go easy on me. I have been riding for a long time and recently purchased a 4-5 year old green mare paint pony (she's just an inch shy of a horse). Within 3 weeks she is saddled (western), Bridled (d ring snaffle), Lunging (wt master, bucking with her canter, and poor with her whoa), accepting a rider in her back and in the process of being trained to neck rein (a bit confused but not pitching a fit). I have never broke a fully green horse before but have been on a number of good/bad/horrible horses and have been very successful with breaking bad habits. I am looking for some advice on what I shouldn't do and if anyone has suggestions with a training process. She seems to be responding very well and seems to enjoy the work. I have been using positive reinforcement constantly and am going at her pace. I don't want to skip any important steps. So far there has been no bucking or rearing while riding, I keep her sessions short and always end on a good note. My plan for her is to be a pleasure ride on and off the farm and I would like to break her into barrels but that's the long term goal. I have no time limits and don't want to rush her. I just want to make sure I do this right. She was originally purchased from Camelot and has no papers or history, so I am in the dark with what to expect. Any friendly advice?