Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Some horses are naturally hardheaded but groundwork is always a good place to start. Do you do much hands-on stuff such as encouraging her to bend from the ground, moving off of direct pressure from your fingertips or backing up until she is soft and responsive?
It's always a good idea to take some time before even mounting up to run through all these exercises or "pre-flight checks" to see if she's even going to respond properly to pressure at all.
Also, as for the bridle, if she went well in a bitless, put her back in one or atleast try her out in one now that you have her at your place.
"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."