Ok, I started my ground work on my Appaloosa filly, Indy. She is the same age as Fancy, a 3 y/o and basically had same start as Fancy.
Ok, when I started working with Indy today (on her left side) on desensitizing with the stick and string, she was a little more spooked at first. She settled down and I was comfortable to move on to being directly in front of her, still desensitizing. She was fine with that as well. As soon as I moved to her right side, she kept disengaging her hind quarters and tried to push past me putting me on her left again. Once I got her to stop trying to push past me she kept her head turned so she could keep 2 eyes on me. I finally got her to stand still, but she kept her head turned to the right so she had both eyes on me the entire time I was working on desensitizing on her right side. What am I doing wrong? How can I get her to relax with her seeing me just in her right eye? Or is she just not confident with me being on her right side??
Now if I am grooming her, or just walking or beside her on her right she is perfectly fine looking at me just with her right eye. I need your help to figure this out, I not to sure what to do.