Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
I can relate to your story, as I got a new horse 5 months ago, she was untouched, and after I got her halter broke, and started leading, she had perfect manners, she would lead nicely, tie, pick up her feet, and listen to everything I asked.
Over the last 2 months, she has been testing my trust and leadership. She was pushy while leading, getting in my space and have been refusing to do a lot of stuff. I have been working with her a lot, and now she is getting better, learning her role, as a follower, not a leader.
My advise to you would be do more ground work. Show her YOU are the leader. He gets in your space, get him out, he pushes you, push him back, make him move his feet. If he wants to go one way, make him go the other. It is all how you handle things.