Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
I don't know if you could do this, but I am working with some foals right now that have never been handled before and they are impossible to catch or halter. So I get them into a tiny area, where they can hardly turn around and then I go in there with them and just wait till they stop looking around for a way to get out.
Since you can already rub her all over and pick up her feet she obviously trusts you to a certain extent. She just does not want the halter on. If you can get her in a small area, just rub her for a while till she's totally calm, then take a rope and gently rub her with it. Slowly work towards her face. Just take your time and stay to the side and she won't be able to hurt you. When she accepts that, let her sniff the halter and rub it all over her like the rope. Then try to slip it over her nose. And like the others have said - don't give up! She has to learn that she has to do as you say. Be gentle but firm and I think she should do ok.
Hope this helps!