Originally Posted by Void
I'd still lunge before doing it since it body heat opens up the follicles and makes pulling a heck of a lot easier and faster!
My horse doesn't stand still either (I think it pretty much is a symptom of OTTB) lol
definitely agree on lunging or toweling to warm up and open the follicles. On the OTTB bit though, I disagree. My guy is an OTTB and a total angel for pulling. My friend's quarter horse mare is a nightmare for it, but good for so many other things. I think some are just more sensitive than others.
Try going very slowly, taking several days if you need to. If your horse likes treats, I like to treat when they go for a particularly good stretch without dancing about. If you don't like to treat then try giving her "breaks" at least- pull a little then walk around a little then go back to pulling.