Thank you very much Spirithorse on the beautiful comment. I don't have a bareback pad, nor have I ever used one, just plane ol' bareback. She is just nicely rounded, and I know that I can't be too heavy for her I weigh 125 pounds. She is a shorter horse too, she might even be classified as a pony, I'd have to measure her, I think she is either 14.1hh or 14.2hh.
My balance is good, I have been on a horse by myself since I was 4.5years old, loved horses all my life. I just mainly walk with her, I didn't have the chance to do anything with her last year and just got her about a year and a half ago at the most, so I'm starting my real training on them now. I don't ride very long right now its been busy, buying a property, and such, but I usually ride for about 15-20 minutes at the most.
Your so right I forgot about asking horses, not leading, its about giving them the choice. I'm always very big on praise, and I always reward.
So say If I'm using a stick, should I just tap her back till she does move towards me? And as soon as she shifts her weight or makes a step, reward right? I always start off tapping lightly very lightly because I know that she is a sensitive horse. I don't want to make her scared at all.
Just after winter it's been static, and I shocked her on the nose a few times not meaning to and she is still a little freaked out, I put my leather gloves on and I have been approaching and retracting with rubbing her face.
I can't wait to get far enough with my horses that they do the same as yours. Thank you so much for your help, greatly appreciated!
you can start with nothing, and out of nothing or no way, a way will be provided.