Herd Sour Issues
I know there was just a previous post regarding being Buddy/Herd sour. Although, the ideas are great I don't have the same options.
Currently, I have a mare that is extremely herd sour. Obviously, some of this caused from me. We do round pen work and she seems to be doing well. I can tie her for long periods of time, IF she can see the other horses.
Where they are currently there is no place I can really put her without seeing the other horses unless I can put her in a stall.
I work her with the other horses nearby and then take her for a walk just down the drive way to eat grass and she literally will be headstrong, and has jumped up in the past, kicked out ect. I get after her, but that just increases her anxiety.
She will also not stand for the farrier unless she is around the other horses. She has in the past went for trail rides and behaves well. I don't forsee ever being able to show her. Ironically, her brother is quite calm (a stallion) and doing dressage training at a warmblood farm.
Should I throw her into the back arena (unfortunately, she would still be able to see her pasturemates.) BUT she would still have a nice panick attach and I am thinking that might be good for her. Maybe give her a little grain etc. Then I could throw her into the round pen closer to the pasturemates and make her work a little?
I am open to ideas!