Originally Posted by Spirithorse
Apparently her previous owners didn't do Parelli correctly.
I've noticed you use that statement frequently. Why is it always the human doing it "wrong"?
I've said it before and I will say it again - and for what it's worth - the BNT themselves say it -
NOT ONE SINGLE METHOD WORKS FOR EVERY HORSE.
OP - you called her your 'baby'. Horses are horses. We love them but without respect, one party or the other is going to end up hurt. You are the senior in this relationship and you need to establish that.
I don't suggest hitting her in the face unless she is biting or head butting you. If you smack her - smack her on the shoulder or the belly and get her attention. Do not say 'no' as it rhymes with whoa. Tell her to quit using a voice that puts all of yuor being behind it. Take a week and do not give an inch. Firm with her while you are working her, feeding, grooming, etc.
Also remember she is two. Some have long attention spans at that age and some do not. Learn her (and your) limitations and end the session before any frustration starts.