Mom2pride I am given this small stall I don't have access to a round pen or paddock or anything but the stall
I did work with her today. Cleaned her stall with her in it. Moved slow. No licking and chewing but I did have ear pinning. She swung a few times and as soon as I snap my fingers she would look at me like ohhhhh fine. We did have an incident while feeding I held the bucket and touched her and she freaked out so bad and about flipped over in her stall. She hadsuch a large reaction I was suprised over it.
She settled down once she saw I was still standing in the corner and was watching her. She walked right back to the bucket now on the ground and continued to eat as if it never happened.
I can only work with her about an hour a day I wish I could bring her home and work with her off and on all day.
She is fixable I do believe and I did find out that she was at a trainers. He was riding her a year ago. And then he left the stable due to personal issues and the owner didnt know and at that stable the horse was just tossed food and water and never had her stall cleaned and the owner believes they were mean to her.
So I am now puzzled how a horse goes from an excellent riding horse to a horse that wants to hurt people. That was just a year ago. But that helps alot so I am sure once I get a halter on and get her over me touching her she will progress quickly. But I honestly think they will never be able to handle her and she will be and needs to be a one person horse.