Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
only goes counter-clockwise- how to fix?
Hi. I just started riding my 3 yr old QH/Appy mare this year. My problem with her is she only liaes to be going counterr clockwise, riding and lunging. When lunging, I as her to change directions, and she either runs right past the whip, or turns aound but only walks forr half a circle before spinning around and cantering around the other way. I have tried walking on her right side to show her it is ok for me to be on the right side I have tred starting the lunging session going clockwise, and I have tied only going clockwise.
WHEN I am riding her, I warm her up by going twice around the ring on way, twice the other. When we are going clockwise, she fights me ALOT! I use my leg, my voice, and the reins. Shw usually keeps walking straight, stops, or turns with alot of stuggle. The thing that really bugs me is that she does this only at 2 corners. The other cornerrs she is perfect. I have 'cut the ring in half', and she still does it at those corners, even when those corners are in the middle of the ring.
What should I do to solve this problem? Also, I can't work her very hard as she is 5 1/2 months pregnantr