Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt
My horse Sadie does that too, but she will weave off of the smooth dirt path onto the gravel threshold between the field and the dirt. My dad rides her, and gets really stressed out and has no idea how to handle it. I don't see us riding again untill spring but it would be nice to know how to fix it. She is barefoot, and such a piggy; but it is not like we can trail ride anywhere that doesn't have fields with hay/grass.
Nobody has any controll of her when riding. She will try to quit and stop real close to anyone on the ground. And when I am riding my gelding she will weave and bump into him. -.- I would love to know ways to fix this.
It could be she was not trained well to begin with and needs additional training. Or, she's been trained well enough but has your number. A trainer can fix or tune her up but a problem still exists and that's you.
If you and your dad don't learn what you are doing wrong she'll go right back to doing what you sent her to a trainer to fix. Take yourselves and your horse to a trainer and have them teach you what you are doing wrong and how to correct her.
Every ride is a training ride and it is often easier to teach horses bad habits then good ones.