She is going to need to have her feet trimmed soon so I was trying to work with her on leading. (She has VERY little training). She would push me over when I tried putting the halter on walking whatever direction. I got the halter on and proceeded to the pasture to work with her.
She is fond of my other horse, my paint mare Pilot. They both become upset when separated. I tied my mare while taking the yearling outside. Nova continued to try returning to the barn but I had a firm grip on the lead. Pilot was becoming very upset and was banging around in the barn and I was afraid she was going to injure herself(she has a history of being a cluts). I release Pilot hoping she would graze while I worked with Nova. That way they could see each other.
But, instead Pilot kept standing by Nova and I couldn't move Nova around without fear of sparking a upset between the two horses. One time when they had each face very close to each other I let back away while holding the lead. Pilot went away but I could not get close to Nova again. She started chargeing at me and spinning her rear at me. I had to let go to I threw the lead over her neck hoping that she wouldn't trip on it. Finally I was able to get on a side of a fence and Nova came up so I was able to get the halter off safely.
How do you get barn buddies to separate peacefully?
Please where do I go and what do I do to help train this filly?