Originally Posted by Luvofthehorse
Ok so I attempted to try what Little Jane and tinyliny said but now she doesn't even move when I swing the rope behind her or smack her butt. Jaydee I understand what you are saying but you have failed to show me what else to do. All you have said is don't do this or that, but you haven't said what I should do.
I apologise for not being more helpful but as CLaP says without actually seeing what your horse is doing and not knowing how experienced you are I really worry about handing out advice on a forum telling you what you should do
I'm telling you to forget the 'join up' because it really serves no purpose and
a lot of the videos where its made to look so easy are what I call 'smoke and mirror' tricks. You get it wrong, put yourself in the wrong place, piss your horse off and end up getting kicked, I'm no way going to be responsible for that happening
I don't believe in doing too much lunge work with a young horse but at a little doesn't hurt and its a more positive step in her education have you ever tried lunging her?
Does she understand verbal cues?
Could you post some videos - if you don't want to put them on the open forum (some people can be a bit harsh with criticism so I understand that) then PM them too me - I promise to be gentle with you - but honest!!!