Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
I'm going to write a bit if an essay on my phone so I'm sorry how this turns out. Haha.
My mare used to be exactly like that, I sit deep and ask her to slow down and we'd ether end up in some gallop thing or she'd buck me off. So I went back to basics as people have said on here. From the video you put up it looks like that she could have a bit of a reminder on her ground work then once she is listening and looking for your slightest ques then we mount. What I found helpful was even having someone on the ground so the horse thinks its doing its regular ground work just with weight in the saddle and pressure on its sides. Once said horse is listen to the person on the ground start transferring ques from the person on the ground to the person on the horse. For example, every time the person on the ground tells you they are preparing to stop then you ask her to stop from the saddle, including a 'wooh' or what ever what you want to include. (:
Once you think the horse is listen to you take the person away and see if it works, if not keep going on with this training. If it does work try at the trot, if the horse struggles to listen to you at the transition bring the person back in for the transition as well. This could and probably will take weeks if not months. This is how I did it with my mare and she's a dream now. Mum got a good work out as well!
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