I took your guys' advice with how to handle my standardbred. Suddenly, the cool collected mare I once had turned into a teeth lashing, scardy cat. And now I'm afraid. Afraid of my own horse. It feels shameful to admit it and I know it's really stupid for Me to be afraid it's just that whenever I put her halter on, and lead her around if I don't do what she wants she starts to bite. Her ears go back the whole time I'm around and suddenly I can't see that calm horse no more. I know she was neglected for a large part of her life, but when I correct her (hit her on the nose) she shies away. And is afraid of Me to touch her. I have a feeling she senses my fear, but how can I stop being afraid if she bites and hates Me?
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