Originally Posted by spurstop
If she is reacting that much to your leg, she really isn't broke to your leg. Most pleasure horses are trained that when the legs go on, it means to lift and round -- you shouldn't have to touch her face so much.
Does the trainer ride her at all or do you just do lessons?
we just do lessons, but I noticed yesterday I was holding my leg off her (old habit from when she used to flip when my legs were on her) than brining it down on her to cue then she would have a little "whaaaatt???!! O_O" moment but if I kept my leg touching her the whole time she was fine and when I squeezed with a little additional pressure she would go off no questions asked, does that mean she's broke to my leg or that was bad riding on my part?
Also she used to carry her head like 10 ft in the air, I was getting her to put it down with a gentle touch the other day for the walk is it still just repitition with her for the rest of the gaits? How do I get her to just put her head down off the leg, all she really associates it with is forward?