Riding a horse that refuses to move forward is like riding a Ferrari without a gas pedal. A sight that is pleasing to the eye, but an occupation is useless. I teach horses to move forward from the leg using three separate signals: a shankel, a sound and a whip.
To get started, find a safe, controlled place to practice (such as a playpen or barrel). Give the horse a reason and do not try to control it. Your only goal is to teach her to move forward from leg pressure! Continue reading