Halter Breaking 8 month old filly.. please help
I bought this filly off of CL about a month ago. The man said she was halter broke, sound, and an all around "great horse". This horse has climbed out of EVERY pasture I have, and now stays in a round pen. She doesnt have her shots, I had a vet come out here to check her out. I tried to halter her, but apparently she has NEVER been worked with. The vet wont give her the shots until she is haltered, and I can't take her to a trainer until she has her shots... See my problem. I've been able to pet her face, but mostly she will stay as far away from me as possible if she sees a rope in my hand. I've asked friends to come and try, but no. She will keep running as fast as she can around the pen. I wont sell her because she is a beautiful and very smart horse. She needs her shots, but she needs to be haltered. If I can get the halter on her, I can train her from there, its just she FREAKS when she sees the rope. She is a full Blood Tennessee Walker. I go out there every day, several times a day, and just pet her face and feed her when its time to be fed. She trusts me as far as she can throw me. The only time she is happy and will let me pet her ears is when she gets to sucking on my thumb. Im breaking her of that habit. This horse is a very gorgeous animal, she is incredibly smart aswell. She will be a wonderful horse when I get her trained. If yall know a good way to get a halter on her, id love to hear it. I've tried numerous approches. She wont let me walk behind her, only to the side or in front, and I can't stand up because she will take off running like a bat out of hell. Most days I just go out to the pen and sit on the rails and talk to her. She eventually calms down. I honestly don't know what to do. She's a fantastic animal and I want to keep her, and im not giving up on her. If yall tell me to sell her, well I wont. I could really use some advice. Thanks!