Hello Horse Forum Members,
I am currently working with one of my professor's two-year-old draft crosses. She is a gorgeous young (and tall) girl, but unfotunately she is quite the spoiled baby. The first issue I would like to work with is her lack of "human respect". She is not unfriendly in the least, and she does lead on a halter, but she quite literally walks all over you. She also makes things difficult around the gate: she leans all over it and is a real problem when moving other horses in and out of the gate.
I have a plan for working with her; I just want to run it by you and see what you think. I would like to purchase a dually halter or another much like it, and simply lead her around. As soon as she starts to put the forward pressure on me, I will make her stop and back up. As soon as she backs up, I will reward her with a rub on the forehead and walk forward with her again. Obviously it's going to take time, but I'm willing to continue working on this for as long as necessary.
If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them!