05-28-2007, 10:26 AM
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Hi! I have a 6 year old Saddlebred/QH mare. She is the lead of our herd of 6 horses. She is awesome to ride. She's not spooky to anything, is very energetic, is very intelligent, easy to train...except when I'm out riding her and we pass other horses whether they're horses in a pasture or horses out riding with their owners. No matter what I do, I cannot get her to ride past them. She will not listen to any command and when I try to redirect her she will try to throw her head and act up to the point where I can yank on the reins as hard as I want and she will still go to the other horses. When we get there, she will sniff them, and if they show any signs dominance at all she will stomp and squeal. I literally have to get off her and pull her away. It's a constant struggle. Then I have to walk her about 1/4 mile away before I can get back on her without her her turning back and doing the same thing over again. I've been told there's no remedy for this. Is that true? I love everything about her except this one problem and it's a huge problem since nearly every farm within 15 mile of me has at least one horse. I'd like to be able to go for a peaceful ride on her for once but am coming to my wit's end. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!