I as wondering if anyone can give me a tip on what to do with my mare and lunging. I had my mare staying at a friends when I first got her, I adopted her, and didn't have anywhere to keep her, I have room just no pen. I kept her there for 2 months and we finally had the place cleared but needed an extra month to build the pen and set up for for her. I was going over to work with her 2-3 times a week and she was coming along great, but the last 2 weeks before I brought her home I didn't get over there and my friend decided to work her for me.
We have completely different styles of training she's old style and she lunges with a whip and told me once, she gives them a good bite of the whip to let them know to behave. I didn't use a whip and was doing gawani pony boy training and had her lunge then turn on cue and face me, she followed me perfectly was perfect but after her training sessions with my horse I haven't been able to lunge her, she fights me hard. She had a gash on her side when I went to see her a week before I picked her up but my friend said she ran against something, I didn't believe her, I've seen her punch her horse in the nose for nipping at her. Could this be causing my problems with her lunging and all together trust issues? Sorry I ran on, just upset about my girl becoming a monster, I ain't giving up just wanna know if you can undo a lunging fear of whips. I know you have to be bigger and badder than your horse but she hit her for doing what I told her to do so I think she was confused and I've tried to start from the beginning but she ain't having it. Did I mention that she is a rescued, very smart and now spoiled arab mare, who knows she's beautiful. Thanks for any help.