Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
In this case, I strongly suggest a chain - not so much because the horse needs it, but because it's quite simply your size that's the problem. Most suggestions won't help you because if you're that small, she's just going to drag you anywhere she pleases. If she refuses to respect you, I'd get a chain over/under her nose and gave her a few good pops with it to remind her she NEEDS to pay attention to you.
Regardless of size however, you absolutely need to master the power of leverage. There is no such thing as wrestling down a 1000 pound animals regardless of HOW much you weight - it may be slightly harder for a horse to pull my 200 pounds around, but trust me, I am nothing when it comes to brute strength. For smaller people, it's even more important that you master leverage because I can use my weight to throw a horse off balance but you small people don't even have that.
A horse with it's nose tipped towards you has no power - end of story. If I am lunging a strong horse, all I do is drop back and draw the line across my hip - it plants my weight, and the minute you force that nose towards you, they lose their power. The same goes for leading - when all else fails, stand at the ribcage, crank the nose to your arm and spin circles with her. I often keep my other hand on the hip to ensure I have a steady place. You also have to be obviously quick on your feet which is why I suggested a chain initially - if you don't know how to use this method, you can get tossed sky high and I've seen it happened.
Do your best to practice some leverage work, but to escape danger right now, I'd suggest putting some bite onto her nose and making her listen to you.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.