Originally Posted by ichliebepferde
Thanks for the Response TinyLiny. I can I get her to step her shoulder over? I can get her with her back end, but not her shoulder, she will just swing her back end around and face me again.
I would put pressure on her side, as though you would when you are in the saddle. I wouldn't be asking for the movement at the shoulder directly, instead I would be asking infront of where the girth would be, or just at where the girth would be.
You can use the butt end of a crop, your knuckle, or a hoof pick *not pushing hard, just enough as though you would while using a spur* or even an english spur in your hand - just ask with enough pressure to encourage her to move over.
The moment she gives you a step, stop, praise and allow her to digest the information. A sign would be smacking her lips. Then ask again.
I hope that helps!
I wouldn't push the face to make the shoulder move.
If she were stepping on your toe while you were grooming her, how you would ask her to step over to relieve the pressure?