Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
I'm going to agree with everyone else who has posted, this horse needs an experienced leader who can teach her correctly. Either by finding a trainer or someone locally, or by selling her. It sounds to me, that for your own safety you do not have the knowledge to be working with her.
As you stated, you know she has been neglected. That is 500kg of horse which has been previously hurt by humans, that you are making excuses for. She doesn't need someone to cuddle her and love her, letting her get away with things. She needs someone who isn't afraid of her behaviour and is experienced enough to teach her what she is doing is wrong.
Please, for your own sake, seek real time advice. We cannot fix this over the internet. :) I'm sure you and the horse would be much happier that way. I personally, handled what use to be a very sweet horse who was allowed to get away with things, because he 'had a bad past'. Be soon learnt the behaviour of lunging at people with his ears back, trying to bite them, it was not safe and the habit only developed over time until it was stopped..
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,