Problems riding out from barn any advice appreciated
Ok so I have been working with a trainer with Benny(it helps when I can communicate in asking Benny what she all ready knows to do) anyway my trainer has been a God send. Only issue is now I have lost my job and we have to revamp our bills get everything straight before even considering taking more lessons. Benny does awesome in the arena except for her lack of wanting to trot. I have her now lunging on a line(I could never get her to do that before) even over poles. My question is about riding tho. When I'm riding from the barn in any direction no matter what I do she turns back to the barn, she will turn her head toward the barn and try to circle back. I get firm with her shorten her reins but her head still looks toward that dang barn. It cam be dangerous because she doesn't want to listen that way so alot of times I turn her into a circle and ask her to continue, but after a dozen times it gets quite irritating. Of course I don't take her back different things work at different times. The last time I jerked her opposite reign 3 times and she went straight, it worked but then she was anxious trying to jog then trot(which I can handle if she would pay attention to my ques. Now when we go out of the barn area all the way around, she fights the gate, then once we are out she again keeps turning toward home, but this time instead of a quick walk in which she does this it's at a jog and again not paying attention to ques or her surrounding. She almost tripped up last time, went down to her knees luckily she wasn't injured. Any ideas??? Oh once she relaxes she's fine it's the first 10minutes that I have to fight her with. Doesn't really make for an enjoyable experience for either of us.