Okay, so you have a very unbroke horse that knows very little. I'm not sure what you are expecting from a 17 year old broodmare. I'm sorry the owners mislead but you have to spend time with your horse and train them and work with her. She doesn't know anything. You will probably learn more from this mare than any other horse. Twice a week will not help her much. You need to put some real time in with her and if you do, more likely than not, she will improve. Otherwise, she is just as well off as when you bought her.
You have to take her where she is.
Do one thing every time you work with her that makes you feel good about her. In other words, get one thing right. Theoretically speaking, in 100 days, you have a horse that is 100% better. They are like children. If you have them, then you know, you have to put time into them! Just call her your 17 year old child.
Last edited by BaileyJo; 09-12-2011 at 12:01 AM.