I have recently acquired a new horse whom I have had for about 2 months. I have been focusing on ground work and getting to know her as she hasn't been ridden for about 4 years. I have been having great success with her, lots of licking and chewing, yawning etc. I have recently been taking her out and walking her in hand around some paddocks on our farm. She has been great apart from the temptation to eat grass. She is always wanting to stop and eat grass and I have been trying to discourage this by getting her feet moving by getting her to go backwards then forwards etc. I also have been trying to make things interesting by mixing things up and so she has to think. Although, this doesn't at all seem to be helping the situation as now she will very quickly put her head down and get some grass and then start trotting forwards. I'm just wondering if anyone can help me or has any ideas on what to do as I don't know how to stop this. I think she understands that eating while we are out and walking together isn't acceptable behavior but she does it very quickly and then trots forwards as she understands that there are consequences. I understand that it is very tempting but I have also been told that if her mind is focused on the grass, she won't be paying any attention to me. Just wondering what your thoughts are and if you can offer any help.