Originally Posted by Hancokblue
this mare is of no use and constantly undermines my progress with the 4 other geldings that are penned with her
I am confused about why this is in the training section. Shouldn't your question read something more like: Need help getting a crippled horse to respect me without injuring it further.
The question you listed and your explanation truly makes it sound like you do not know how to handle horses, and if that is the case I would seriously question why you are working where you are at and not training under a good trainer or barn manger?
The horses are not having a little get together at the water trough talking about how they can under mind you with the palamino leading the revolt.
The palamino sounds bored and has no respect for you and is I am guessing the lead horse. The geldings sound like they are easier to handle but also have no respect for you. I would suggest not going in there without a lunge whip and if she starts to get after you then you get after her, don't back down hoot, hollar and act like a crazy person snapping that whip. If you can't deal with this horse you really should leave your job. If the horse is a fine quality animal but lame they can always breed her, the horse isn't useless, it's just useless to you and in your way.
I would like it explained who is putting her in with the geldings if your boss is rarely there and you are keeping her apart. Who exactly is putting her in there?