Is she light and willing to move forward at walk and trot? Or is there a sense that she is a bicycle, so to speak, and you have to keep pedaling her along?
More like a bicycle. She's semi responsive to your leg at walk and trot, but when you ask her for canter, she's alllll over :|Is she light and willing to move forward at walk and trot? Or is there a sense that she is a bicycle, so to speak, and you have to keep pedaling her along?
^^ I'm not trying to be like "NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE SO SHUT UP" just trying to tell you guys everything ^^There could be many problems that could cause this:
Have you had your saddle checked to see if it fits properly? It could be pinched her back muscles.
Yes, it fits fine.
Have you had a chiropractor look at her? Maybe something is out and she is in pain when she moves.
Well, I'd have to ask my trainer about it. I doubt that's it, though- usually she's just a jerk.
Is she fit and balanced? If she isn't balanced that could be whats causing her to pick up the wrong lead.
She is very out of shape- and unbalanced. She had a long time on stall rest and as a result became unfit.
Is she old? Maybe it is time to be retired because it is too much work at such an age.
No, she's 10-ish. She did have a foal, but that was about 8-10 months ago.
Are you making sure you aren't pulling on the reins? This could make her think you want her to stop.
Yes. I'm giving her a VERY loose rein.
Are you sitting forward enough? Again if you sit back she might think you want her to slow down.
My trainer has never pointed out me sitting back, but that could be possible.
Some horse don't like whips and don't respect them. Try not using the whip.
I do. And it sucks. xD
One thing you can do with her is get on her in the round pen with no reins or bridle and have a friend in the middle to chase her if she doesn't listen to your legs. Remember to sit good and forward or in your 2-point(jumping) position. I am assuming that you ride english.
Paramore said:Well, I'd have to ask my trainer about it. I doubt that's it, though- usually she's just a jerk.