Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
Eh, I've been "training" (I say that loosely) a mostly unhandled Shetland mare for the last few months, a couple days a week. She is 10. Honestly, if the mare was a pet and not terrified of humans, you should have an ok time. The problem of course, being size....I'm barely starting to get my girl to show any enjoyment of human contact...and I've been kicked. HARD.
The halter at first had her running circles around me in her stall, slamming her head/body into walls, the waterer...ugh just a mess. My point is, increase that to the size of a proper horse and it can be downright dangerous. The pony mare can be fearful, but she doesn't actively want to harm/hurt...aka, she avoids stepping on me.
I guess that's my longwinded way of saying the difficulty of doing what you propose depends on HER ATTITUDE and your ability to work with her. ;)
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