Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
I need help. I have my little mare Honey who wouldn't trust you if her life depended on it. She's just so independant, and she will go her own way despite what you think.
So I need help getting her to trust me. I've been spending a lot of time with her since we brought her home about five months ago, but there hasn't been any change. What do you guys think?
Trust and independence are two very different things and not synonymous with each other.
A horse can display trust AND independence at the same time. A horse can display trust AND not be an independent individual. Or a horse can display neither trust NOR an independent nature.
I'm going to need a specific situation described because I'm not sure you have an understanding of what's happening.