Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunny Coast QLD
I had a horse like that. There was no such thing a trotting into a jump he would canter almost on the spot & go flat out if given half the chance!
The previouse owner hadnt trained him at all really lol he just used to go flat stick everywhere.
Fantastic sporting pony .... not a real good jumper though.
I went back to basics. Flat work walk , trot, canter , halt . Every time he would rush or get heavy on my hands we went down a pace. eg rushing into a trot I would make him walk again and only ask him to trot after his walk was relaxed and not rushed.
It takes time , but then move to trotting poles and so forth .
You need to teach her to be responsive.
My sporting pony when I bought him had a great rep for being uncontrollable!
He turned out a great show jumper and controlled enough to dabble in some western.