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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
If your horse can not even be lead around on a leadline yet, and you had to pull her behind a truck...and you can't afford the correct feeds, water, or or health care for this mare...I'm going to have to agree with everyone else. You need to get rid of her.
I currently have a 21 month old who I've been working with since late December who was severely neglected to the point of abuse, and who has suffered extreme trauma just like your horse. I had her leading like an old school horse within 2 months and she already hard ties, picks up and holds her feet, bathes, leads, yields to pressure, backs up on command, loads into trailers, and isn't pushy about her meals. It is not hard to teach a two year old to lead well enough to bring it in from a dangerous situation...and its inexcusable to not have a halter that fits her. Sell her and be done with it. Maybe you can find a nice place to get riding lessons if you still want to be around horses.
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