Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
I would start a little slower. Putting her in a smaller pen is a good idea, but I would let her get used to your presence and being near before I started pulling on her with a lead. Spend some time leaning on the fence talking to her, find a treat she likes and even if she won't take it from your hand you can gradually bring it closer until she does. Put a chair in the pen if she isn't dangerous and read a book for a while. Try to keep it from being traumatic, I'd say she's been pretty scared for quite a while being trailered, haltered, and handled. If you have a good candidate let her see you with another horse, petting and grooming, it always seems to make them curious.