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    08-20-2012, 11:21 AM
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Yearling
My new partner

This horse, will either make me or break me. She's a 12 year old mustang mare who has been spoiled and not made to do anything for the last 10 years. Her former owner adopted her as a 2 year old and never even taught her to pick up her feet. She bites, kicks, is hard to catch, doesn't lead, you can't even halter her!

So, I have to start from scratch. Right now, I'm working on gaining her trust and establishing that I am not intimidated or afraid of her.
One thing that I have noticed is that with any spoiled brat, she lacks patience. She gets irritated easily and then that is when she acts up. I don't try to push her, so she doesn't have the opportunity to act up.

In the last few days, We can lead, stop, and back with the halter and lead. I've made a rule that she is NOT to be hand fed. I'm hoping that will cut down on her being mouthy. I'm confident that in the coming months, we'll progress nicely.




Her given name is Spirit, and since it's bad luck to change it, I've just been calling her "Pretty Girl". She's a very vocal horse, and responds well to verbal praise.
     
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    08-20-2012, 12:03 PM
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Foal
Pretty girl!
     
    08-20-2012, 12:15 PM
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Weanling
Wow ya I like her and pretty girl suits her well.
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    08-20-2012, 03:10 PM
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Yearling
Beautiful, and what a project for you! I'd love to see more pics :)
     
    08-21-2012, 01:42 AM
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Green Broke
Pretty mare!!
     
    08-21-2012, 01:57 PM
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Green Broke
I like her!:)
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    08-21-2012, 03:07 PM
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Yearling
I am actually going to have to rehome Pretty Girl. She is just too much horse for me. I would love very much to work with her, but I cannot do her justice.
     
    08-21-2012, 03:20 PM
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Weanling
What happened?
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    08-21-2012, 03:29 PM
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Yearling
Her behavior is far too aggressive and unpredicable for me to work with. I'm in contact with a few people who know that she has a LOT of problems. I will not let this horse go to just anyone. She needs a good ol' fashioned whoopin', as she has no respect for people. She hasn't tried to attack me, but it has come to light that she has tried to before on numerous occasions. She will come at you teeth bared, snaking her head, or hooves flying. I cannot risk the safety of my family to try to work with her.

I feel like I've failed her, after such a short time, but this is way over my head.
     
    08-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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Weanling
I understand, I know I wouldn't be able to retrain such a horse. Actually I don't know many who would even try. I hope you find someone capable of taking her on.
How did you acquire her?
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