Hi, I have a 3 year old Miniature Shetland called Indi, I have had her for about 2 months now, she had not been backed, but I think, had done some flat work before we got her, She is my first breaking project, and am a little stuck, She WILL NOT do a thing I ask her to!
I have tried lunge reining her on several occasions, and all she does is stand facing me and refusing to move! I have tried so many things and she just wont do anything! Today she wouldnt even walk on the lead rein with me!
I have lunged before, but it was on a retired mare, and was quite some years ago, I am trying to break this mare for my 4 year old to ride, but at this rate, my daughter will have outgrown her before the mare is ready!
What can I do to get my very stubborn mare moving on the ground?
What am I doing wrong?
Apart from this issue she seems a normal pony, and while out walking on the roads is quite polite and forward going! I have even tried working her in different fields but no nothing! My friend has lunged her and got her moving lovely, so I am thinking it is just me she wont work for, which makes me think that I am doing something wrong! I am lunging how I was taught to, as far as I can remember!
I am so frustrated, its making me mad that I am or could be failing his lovely little mare in some way!
PLEASE! Someone help me!