Originally Posted by koomy56
Hello! I would try to keep it as simple as possible, as the horse is only 4...so what I would try is as you are riding around on no specific track(that way you don't get 'stuck' on a circle or whatever pattern), pay attention to which directions she chooses to take. So if you're walking around and she feels like she'd like to venture left, kindly turn her in a circle to the right, and then release once straight again. Leave her alone until she chooses to take a direction, and turn her the other way. So basically you keep contradicting her choices while keeping it pure and simple for her to understand. You can do this at the trot as well, and the second she takes you in a direction without being asked to do so, turn her the opposite direction and continue on. By doing this over and over she'll begin to understand that when the peace and reward is given is when she is traveling straight. And she'll learn to wait for your instructions rather than taking it into her own hands.
Good luck! :) Hope that helps.
she knows the cues we all use to get her over to the side while both trotting or walking. Also if I have her do a circle...she stops trotting and will walk. Or she'll toss her head all around and threaten to buck or rear on me. Even if she did I'd ride through it...but we don't want her to start bucking because she doesn't want to go the way we want her to go.
I will try doing the opposite of what she wants...maybe it will work