Working with the 6 year old mare now -- she is always in the pasture -- I do not have a round pen or training pen or anything like that -- just 20+ acres of fenced in pasture/forest
Will put a lead line on her and walk her back and forth across the pasture -- once I get to a certain point on the legth of the pasture she will turn her head in to me and try to push me around to go back in the other direction towards the other 2 horses (to the left)
What I have been doing is making her yield her hindquarters full circle and then another half circle (540) to get her facing back in the direction she was facing
We'll take about 5 steps in the direction we were going and she will repeat the maneuver
Instead of making her go the full 540 to the left -- should I make her go 180 to the right instead -- yielding her forequarters?
Or are there any other suggestions?