I’m a rerider with about 5 lessons down my belt - baby steps I guess! (I’m trotting only) and a couple of trail rides at a different barn. My question is about the trail horse I ride. She’s always the same one as we will go on a two-day tour in the summer so I’ve asked to practice with her. I’m always the last one in line and I’ve taken to stopping her at times to focus her attention on me, instead of having her mindlessly follow the herd/guide horse. She does stop, although she itches to catch up. Is this a good approach? What else can I do? The paths are narrow usually so I can’t really have her turn in different directions. I want to earn her respect and also keep her busy rather than letting her zone out on the trail or get preoccupied with spooky things. Or am I totally overthinking this?