Yes, she longes fine with a halter and lead outside of the roundpen, but I just don't understand why she won't free longe.
I've tried longeing her with my 15 year old Quarter Horse gelding that I used to have...at first she'd stand by the gate of the roundpen while he ran around her...after a while he started getting closer and closer to her and tried to get her to run with him so she'd get out of his way...she did follow him and went around the roundpen a few times, but the whole time she was looking for her chance to get safely back to the gate without him plowing into her...sometimes she'd come running straight at me with her neck and head stretched in the air like she wanted to run me over and she would push past me and almost knock me over
I've sacked her out and everything rubbed her with the whip and other things, I guess the problem is she's not scared enough to make her move forward and go...she's so fearless it was more difficult for me to teach her to lead than it was for me to teach my other baby. If you've heard of the "flap your wings like a chiken" thing where you just flap your arms around and let the horse know that's it's your space, they should move out of it....well in her case she didn't mind my elbows one bit, eventually she got the idea though...
Thank you sooo much!!! You have really good advice
Lol have fun with her! Ill keep thinking :)