Originally Posted by chile888
I got her at an animal auction, the only other bidder was a butcher.
There are no 'horse rescue' centers in this part of the world
Some of you act as if she would be better off slaughtered. Try putting yourself in her horseshoes for a moment.
I know I have a lot to learn but I am willing to learn and this life is worth saving.
Thanks Janna and Corporal, for the constructive advice.
Walkinthewalk and Barrel RacingArabian... I am very assertive and have been called a bossy headstrong, opinionated wiseass independent b**ch many times and by the more literate critics, an alpha female with control issues.
It might seem awful to say it but quite honestly some horses are better off slaughtered and they are often sent to auctions because better people than you have tried and failed. There are so many nice genuine horses heading for the butchers yards to its basically better to save one of them than waste money on something dangerous
If you end up being badly hurt or worse then what happens?
I love my horses but I will never humanise them.
I get what you're saying about being an 'alpha' type person but you've already proved that you arent when around this horse - an alpha horse does not try to befriend the herd by offering carrots so she has your number already.
I hope you can work this out but you need to be careful as when you try to assert yourself a dominant mare will often react by becoming even more assertive and she is - as Corporal
said - a lot bigger, stronger, faster and likely more aggressive than you are
No one is trying to put you down - we are simply people who have learnt from many years around horses that they arent playthings and capable of inflicting injury without even intending too.
You need this situation sorted before the foal arrives as theres a really strong chance that she will never let you get within yards of it and if anything goes wrong that could be mean the death of them both
Who is going to help you with the actual foaling - it doesnt always happen naturally?
If this is her first foal and she's an older mare there could well be complications