I have a 3 year old bay AQHA & NFQHA cow bred filly. I've had her for about 9 months now. Been working 12 hour days for a all animal rescue so havent had much time to work with her; my fault not hers. She is a wonderful mellow girl, but can be a butt head sometimes. The last few weeks I've had extra time to work with her so I had her trimmed again, checked out by a chiropractor and vet to make sure she is doing well before I started working with her.
Now I came upon a problem, she will not lounge at all! I am a big Clinton Anderson and Parelli fan so I combine their techniques together. She was spoiled like crazy by her last owner, who let her get away with everything. Pushing over you, cow kicking, being lazy and giving no effort what so ever! She has it set in her mind, if she ignores you, you will eventually go away. I've taught her to stay out of my space and she caught on very quickly. However, the previous owner over desensitized her to the training stick! She is not one bit afraid to get popped on the butt with it and will just stand there. And if you continue to increase pressure, she will kick out at you! I usually point with my leading hand in direction I want her to go, move her shoulders out away from me and ask her first my kissing, if I get no response, I twirl the whip, if still no response, I tap the ground with it, if still nothing, I smack the ground harder and harder then will start poppin' her hindquarters with it but 95% of the time she doesn't budge.
When she does start moving around me, she does the slowest walk ever and will not trot at all and canter is out of the question. Any advice?