When we lead she doesn't try to get the grass, neither does our yearling, they know we're working. But my very stubborn mare when I try a mounted lesson myself she thinks its I can eat now since ur sitting on me time. So when I get her head up and eventually get her to stop trying to eat she ignores me (go figure). Once we pass the i'm ignoring you part, she does well with just walking and turning and getting whoa down. The yearling he won't even look at the grass when we are "working" he does wonderful. As for my mare (this is why I keep her rope halter on) She thinks when she works she should eat too, I have a gelding who is the same way (come to think of it my moms horse was the same too).
I would try to board, but there is no one local in our area. Every place i've looked at that even has space available is about 30min away, and I prefer to pasture board, only 1 place I found offers that...I might talk to my mom and ask her if she knows anywhere that might be closer and available (she was in 4H and knows lots of people)(thank goodness for my mom
I don't have a whole lot of training experience, though i've been around horses my whole life, I did help my mom train and break her filly as well as retrained a wreck of a paint gelding who would try to kill anyone who touched his feet. I also retrained my deceased gelding when I got him. I might just be stuck in a rut at the moment. I would like to work with a trainer and learn more, I buy books all the time and watch videos on youtube. I just see that it's difficult for me to do anything because I have no where.
I wanted to buy panels and put one up but, everyone insisted that we are to build one (gritting my teeth). And save the money.....(makes no sense to me, won't buy the panels I need, but will go and get a new truck, grrrr) I'm at TSC almost every week and I think getting the panels would be cheaper than fighting with the tractor, post hole digger...ect....