Odd training kink... Straight line.
I'm currently working with a clients horse, a grey unregistered mare whose age is unknown, but she is under 5 I believe. He was given the horse by a friend and I'm not sure of her background, but she seemingly had no ground work and very little work under saddle.
I'm on the 4th ride with her now and we've moved into some rides in an arena, but I've noticed she does not like to walk in a straight line. She seems to want to veer to either the right or left and not walk in a straight line down the middle of the arena. She's OK on the straight edges but I do have to correct her occasionally. On a typical slow walk down the middle of the arena I have to correct her direction about 4-5 times.
Not sure if it could be a pain issue, but she doesn't do the same at a trot or canter, on lead line or out in the field.
She is current on all vet work. Saddle fit seems to be OK.
She isn't really weaving at all, if I let her she would veer off a ways and then kinda straighten back up, but I want a straight line out of her as she is in training for lower level play days and stock events.
Right now, I'm just walking her down straight fence lines and just correcting her everytime she veers. If she peels off really blatantly, I will make her trot a circle. I've only worked two days on this so it's soon, but any insight/opinions would be appreciated.
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