Question about Clinton Anderson's methods
Okay so as you guys know I really like the CA methods.
Selena is extremely disrespectful (She came to me this way, she was an orphan foal and was EXTREMELY spoiled.) So I started her on the groundwork.
She will yield her hindquarters and forequarters, sidepass, and do lunging for respect.
HOWEVER, during lunging for respect, she will often try and rear up, kick out, stop, pin her ears, run backwards, etc. Whenever she kicks/strikes out and I get after her HARD, chase her hindquarters around,back her up, then make her move. Whe she tries to stop and run backwards I keep increasing the pressure until she moves. She improves thoroughout the session. She also does most of this with her ears pinned. (NO, she is NOT in any pain, she is just being pissy)
BUT, we go through this every single time I pull her out to lunge. Honestly I dread doing it because she's such a bitch about it. Do you guys think I'm doing things right? She yields and changes direction fine, it's just those things that she does that makes what would possibly be a good performance into a bad one.
FYI - She has been on these methods lightly for a couple months. About ten minutes before a ride, anywhere from once to seven times a week....
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.