Usually, things like what I do with Rocky are for horses who are more sensitive through the seat and react to balance, because I always stiffen my body, which he knows that I stop moving with him, so he will stop. But what I do when Rocky blows through my aids are a series of transitions. Like when I ask him to canter, and he just trots faster, I will do this:
Halt, trot, halt, walk, trot, halt, walk, trot, halt, walk, canter. (or something like that, ending with a walk to canter departure.)
(Each time I trot is only a couple steps.) Going from the walk to the canter is also for horses who are more trained in the hind end too, which may not work for your horse. So you will want to end with a halt, to trot, to canter. This gets horses to respond to your aids, and actually listen to you. After you do this a couple times, your horse is most likely to start listening to you when you tell him to halt.
Make sure that you keep your leg on the horse's side when you do this too. It may sound crazy, but it picks them up, and you litterally push them to the halt. It takes several times for them to learn that when you kick to the halt, that they should lift up their front end and actually stop. Since doing excercises like this for a number of weeks, Rocky halts better when I kick him into, as opposed to doing nothing, but just stopping dead.
I hope this helps!
Last edited by EventingIsLovee; 12-09-2009 at 06:00 PM.