How do I train a difficult horse??
Sonya is a 6 year old Paint/QH/Thoroughbred/Arabian mix. She's curious. Extremely curious. She has a licking problem. Licks EVERYTHING. She licks me, my belt buckle, my boots, trees, the fence, the mineral block, everything. She always runs up to see me and greets me with a happy neigh. She also nickers if I get too far out of her sight. She seems like a happy horse, but there are some problems involved. She's more like a person than she is a horse. She is very impatient. When I go to feed her she pins her ears and gives a little kick. She'll nip and pin her ears. Then when she thinks I am not looking, she points them up. But right when I turn to look at her. She pins them. When I tried to lunge her, instead of circling. She turned and came at me, trying to attack. I managed to run to the safety of the raised tack room. She snorted and bucked, then quickly turned back to normal and came running, looking for treats. However, she completely accepts the saddle. She'll also take a hackmore bit, but not anything else. She is halter trained and can be lead. But once I mount, she doesn't budge. She sits there and wont move at ALL. I'm just reciently working with her due to my protective mother. I got Sonya and her mother the day she was born. My mom thought I was too young and wouldn't let me even attempt at training until now. However, Sonya has become spoiled and more like a dog or a human instead of a horse. I try to train her but everything fails and I feel like I'm putting myself in danger. However, selling Sonya is NOT an option. She's special to me. And just because she is difficult doesnt mean I'm going to give up and sell her.
Please Please Help before it's too late. My mother is tired of her being difficult and an "over sized dog". I really need yall's help before my mom gets rid of Sonya for good.