01-26-2008, 01:38 PM
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*sigh* such is the thing with young horses.. you need to pick up your oustide hand slightly to make her aware of your contact (sometimes you need to over-exaggerate your movements to make yourself understood with younguns!) and really bump her with your outside leg. Do not make it acceptable for her to run through your outside aids. Do not pull harder with your inside hand as she'll just ben her neck more.
Remember: if you don't have control of the shoulders, you don't have control of the horse. The nose can be deceiving :P
Since she's so attached to the rail, I'd suggest riding off the rail all the time for a while; stay 1m or so in from the rail so she can't "lean" on it or rely on it for balance. Most young horses have this problem for a while, and it IS very frusterating.
I'll think on it some more and post again later :)