So. this story begins exactly a week ago on a friday. when we went to the local horse auction they had mares with babies and the mares went to the chop shop unfortuantly, however they had a little AQHA filly that went through and sold for 100$. a friend bought her. she had never been touched or been near humans before now, and suddenly she is seperated from her mom. after about an hour to get a halter on her, he gets her caught, but she keeps rearing up and fliping over. and basically exhausting herself to the point where she laid on the ground for a long time before i could finally get her up. during this time she instantly trusted me and was always leaning on me in some shape or form, and having contact with me some how.
i had an instant connection with this girl. no one could get her to lead so people were trying to chase her on the trailer. after convincing them to give me the lead rope and to give me 2 minutes, i got her leading and into the trailer.
my friend gets her home and decides to pasture her with his TWH mare, and her month old colt. leaving a rope halter on her thats a bit to big, dragging 2 leadropes so that she could be caught. i went over there Tuesday or wednesday to see her, after finally catching her, i gave her a leading lesson, and she basically lead about 4 feet before i let her loose. then Yesterday on friday, he calls me up and tells me that she is beginning to take his little colt backwards in his training, plus she slipped her nose out of the halter and is basically runing around with the halter around her neck, dragging lead ropes. we hookup the trailer and pull it in the pasture and eventually get her on the trailer, and i brought her home, and put her in a stall.
this morning i went and bought her a proper halter and leadrope. she trust me enough to let me walk in, i brought in a small bucket of grain and some treats and brushes. first i walked up to her head and just did the approach and retreat method, after doing that twice she was eating out of my hand and following me, i got the halter on her in the first try, and could instantly take it off and put it back on with ease, i got her out and lead her around perfectly, and started working on desentizing to touch and brushes, so far she lets us brush her whole body, and touch her down to her knees. all this was accomplished in a little under 30 minutes, i have 2 videos that are on facebook so hopefully those work for you guys, they are of me haltering and un haltering her, about the 3rd time. and of me petting her legs.
these are from Wednesday when i went to do a small training session on leading.
and these are from Friday when she slipped her nose out of the halter.