Have a head shy mare, Getting the hackamore on is sometimes a big ordeal. I have finally got my schedule to where I can devote a couple hours everyday to her. I've ridden her 3 days this week, with no major issues. Just working basics. She fought a bit the first few days on the headstall, but today it was war. She would have nothing of it. So, based on what I have read, I took her into the round pen. I lunged her a little bit the tried the headstall, with each refusal, I lunged her again. I did this repetition until she finally gave in. She was pretty tired, so I only put the headstall on , praised her, walked away and left her alone for a few minutes. I didn't ride her today. I felt like I accomplished the task I really needed done, and didn't want to push her.
Is this the right way to get her to yield to me, or do I need to utilize the repetition method for this problem. She's darn headstrong, but I got the time now.