hi all my 6yo arab mare refuses to go forward if she doesnt feel so inclined, i have never met a more stubborn horse lol!! she's not sore/in pain, saddle, teeth, back etc etc are all fine, she was broken in by Clint James this time last year and he said to me she is lazy and stubborn and suggested dummy spurs, well we didnt really have a problem with forward after she was broken in so hadnt needed the spurs, then she was injured in April so out for 3mths and i have only just brought her back, slowly, ridden once a week if she's lucky for half an hour max (oh and the vet gave the all clear to start under saddle again) so she recently decided whilst out for a walk that she was just going to stop and WOULD NOT move forward in the direction i wanted.....long story short got a set of dummy spurs, problem solved.......until that was we went to the beach yesterday and she was fine, went straight in the water no probs, i hopped on her back and she wouldnt move forward, not a step! she was fine for me to lead her up and down in the water but once i was on her, no way she was moving.........now i could always wear my spurs to the beach but how silly would that look???.......and a crop makes no difference either ';' I am thinking there must be a better way, all suggestions greatfully accepted......... PLEASE hahaha!!