Originally Posted by iridehorses
IMO, never get off the horse. I don't tolerate a refusal - next time it can come when it could create a real problem. If she doesn't want to go right, as Cherie said, disengage her hind end and move her in the direction you expect.
IMO, if you were to get off and put the horse away, the horse has won. If you make the horse work immediately after getting off, then get back on, the horse hasn't won.
It goes back to making the wrong thong difficult and the right thing easy. If the are going to refuse, they'll have to work. If they do what you ask, they won't have to work.
If a person is having trouble with a horse turning, they should go back to doing groundwork/flexing and get the horse softer in giving their head. Then work on getting the horse to follow their nose. Posted via Mobile Device