Originally Posted by GutsNGrits
Ok so I rode and I was just walking and trotting and circles and stopping and backing and then I would let her relax.. & now when I try to stop she sticks her head up in the air .. She stopped perfect on the ground at each gait. She still wouldn't back.. I tried EVERYTHING! She backed when I was on her though. She hesitated a lot though. I rode her in a O ring snaffle!
Okay she stops perfectly on the ground when you're not on. So that's the big difference.
Make sure her saddle still fits, and how exactly do you stop her on the ground VS. On her back? You may be pulling her into a stop instead of riding her into a stop. Check her mouth too.