I am 15 years old, and I have a mare that is 3 years. I trained her myself about two years ago. She does well, she is very smart but we have ran into a few problems. She knows most of her ground rules and still working on them, so she is past green broke and we ride almost everyday.
I need to know how to train her these things, but simple for me to understand. (please and thank you)
1. She knows to stop with the rein but she is very hard mouthed, I need her to put her feet in the ground when I ask her to cause I can't get her to stop very well when running. How do I do this?
2. My mom has taught her horse to gather himself and he is beautiful when he rides, but when my horse tries to gather she just looks gimpy and dumb. She is very narrow chested and when she trots she throws her legs out kinds of beside her. She is really smooth and comfortable riding but not with her gathering?
3. How do I get her to mirror the moves of cattle? Jewels loves cattle but I have never actually gotten into an arena and have her try to mirror a cow. How do I train her for this?
4. I get that I am a little young to be doing all this by myself. But I need to be for sure that I did everything right on my basic ground training. Could someone possibly list down the basics my horse should know before moving into different training such as side pass, half pass, gathering, spinning, western/dressage. I would really appreciate your help on this. Thanks.