Once had a mare that tried to lead me, lead her with a lunge line, put the rope up and over her nose, and every time she barged past me or tried to take me for a run, I yanked her head back, not hard enough to hurt her, but enough to tell her that it wasn't acceptable what she was doing. I only had to do this a couple of times, than she led like an angel.
As I said before, her ground work is brilliant on her good days, and that she is very inconsistant so I doubt ground work will help her at this stage...? Today she was fab and she may be fab for a week straight but then one day decide nah this isnt for me!
She doesnt tow me from the floor...when I said she runs off with me I meant on her back and not in the way you will immediately think. She doesnt speed up, she simply sets her jaw, puts her head up and goes forward, and there is very little I can do.
I believe this to be again HORMONES as she isnt like this all the time.
Complete agree with kim_angel, enough unwanted horses out there enough as there is. This resulting foal may end up one of them if something doesn't go right.
Again, this was just a suggestion and the foal would be wanted, I rescue many horses and have a strict pattern of events that lead to the horses having a fabulous home and a contracted aggreement that all horses will return to me to be rehomed if it does not go to plan for the new owner.
Plus I would most likely end up keeping the foal as I have always said I would...so no worries there!!!
What I was trying to get out of this post is- Do people agree with me about it being hormone related, and does anybody or has anybody gone through similar with a mare of theirs?? Also when I mentioned putting her in foal the idea was to get peoples thoughts/experiences on whether this will actually settle her hormones and help to regulate her cycle? NOT whether I should or not as that is my decision....if it will help her then I would do it! She is a graded mare with both the dutch wb society and the british sport horse society so she was to be a broodmare at some point in her lifetime anyhow!