In Journey's training we are having to do a LOT OF BACKTRACKING. On the longe-line in a simple rope halter I'm wanting a walk, trot, canter, and a snappy whoa.
How do I get this accomplished?
What Journey has is a rushed forward, and wants to stop and change directions on her own clock...whoa is getting a little better, but definitely no "speed control" which means she isn't going to have much under saddle either.
Hey...when I pick a project I PICK A PROJECT! What I do like about her is she's very energetic and forward, but she needs to relax into that. Should I do more free longing, or keep her on the line? or...or...or....?
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- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
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