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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
yes, she can. But you must look at this through the eyes of someone else. Step back and really look at the situation, with out all of the emotion that comes with having your own horse. You have a three year old- 1,000-1,500 pound horse with no handling that can only 'sort of' be touched. (I'm assuming this means she'll let you touch her, but will shy away as soon as you do more than that?)
It's helpful that you've been around horses for a long time, but if you have no training experience, beginning with a- for all intents and purposes - wild - horse; is not the best idea.
If you really feel like you need to keep her (and it seems that you do) all I'm going to say is that your only real option is to either send her to a trainer, or have one come out and work with her for you. I don't feel right giving you any advice otherwise, that might get you hurt if done improperly.
Yes, trainers are expensive- but not as expensive a hospital bill. If you can get one to work with her for say...30 days- they could most likely atleast get her halter and lead trained, catchable, and begin groundwork. It's not the best option, but atleast from there you could be more confident in the fact that she wouldn't try to hurt you when you caught her, and she'd be much easier to handle.
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