So, I'm relatively new to horses (4-5 months) and own 2 TWH. My 4 yo TWH is a real sweetheart and I'm sure it is rider error. MY TWH are also buddy and barn sour, which I have been aware of and working to address. Recently, my 4yo TWH is backing up when urged to move forwards. Why is she doing this? What can this inexperienced newbie do to correct it? She was also extending her neck and doing a weird thing with her mouth/lips? Was the saddle cinched too tight, ya think?
I have another TWH mare (12 yo) who absolutely refuses to enter the trail. I'm at a complete loss with her. I know it must be me. I lack confidence and when my horses "disagree" with me, I find myself getting nervous and uncertain. I know, grow some b@ll$.
I know that I need a lot of saddle time to build up my confidence. Any tips for new rider appreciated. I do practice ground work 2-3 times weekly.