Well, my new Percheron mare has suddenly become dangerously herd bound (and I'm serious about the suddenly...it was practically instantaneous). She did not act this way when I tried her out, but she also was not at a very large property and was with geldings, whereas now she's with mares. I'm not sure if that can make a difference, but anyway.
She uses her strength to get her way, and this includes dragging me around and even ripping the lead from my hands once. I worked with her closer to the pasture and she she was responsive. She was yielding to me and the rope halter well, got out of my space when told to...but I can't do ANYTHING with her when she starts dragging me. So even if I knew exactly what to do to fix it, I can't!
I guess my questions are...do you have any tips for working with herd bound draft horses? Is this a fixable issue or do I need to consider finding a different horse? I do have a trainer that's been recommended to me that I will be consulting if this continues, but I'd like to try suggestions first.
I'm so disappointed... She's such a great made in all other respects! I'd just like a horse I can bring in the barn and groom for once =P
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