I think I must have sent the wrong message. This mare has impeccable ground manners. I can free lunge her with simple word commands and she always pays close attentions. I don't even need a lead to turn her out. She simply does not respond to rein. She doesn't bolt, she steers just fine, but she has to be pulling on the bit all the time. It's a work out for my arms. I can walk with a loose rein, I just have to keep it super tight at the trot (at the canter not so much since she doesn't try to gallop) she just refuses to trot at a relaxed pace. I would just let her go, get it out of her system, but she's getting up there in age and I'm afraid her body won't handle it. Besides its exhausting, I describe her as "a brick with a jet engine inside"
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