Slowing this horse down..? Help A.S.A.P.
Okay so I'm riding this 3 year old arabian mare. The owners taught this horse how to run before the horse even knew how to walk under saddle :/ so now she just want's to go all the time. We had a break through earlier this week and she stayed calm for two days in a row, but yesterday she was back to the same old thing. Our under saddle time consists of circles, figure eights, transitions, moving off the forehand and hind quarters. I always use my seat before my hands but the problem is when she gets set on going she ignores my seat and I feel like I'm constantly in her mouth, she gets so tense and when I work on relaxing her she just goes faster, eventually if I let her keep going no matter if we're doing circles or whatever, she be in a full out uncontrollable run. Ugh, I've hit a wall.. I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I can't think of anything. So if you could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.