She is 8 yeas old. Supposed to have been a PMU mare. So not very much experience at all. I havent been around horses until I moved to Florida about 18 months ago. I've only had Maggie for about 6 months. She has come a very long way in regards to trusting me and accepting me (likewise, we are both learning together, with guidance from my roommate who has broken her own horses from foals.) She knows what she is doing.
When I put the rope around the tree (not tied) Just wrapped around the tree, I go on the other side to hold it.....she breaks the rope, I hang on for dear life, trying not to give to much at once, but giving a little, however, she pulls hard and the rope or latch or ring always break first.
We are trying to desensitize her, but that's becoming easier said than done because I can't seem to find anything that will stop her from winning. Today was the 2nd day we've done it and she keeps breaking everything. I don't want to keep letting her win because then she will learn (if she hasnt already) I need to break her of that ASAP especially if Im wanting to ride her on trails....etc