Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
When she panics when tied do you untie her? If so she just won... Tie her at wither hight to a solid post using an inner tube of a tire between the post and your rope. When she panics and pulls the tire will pull her back. Leave her there til she will stand quietly. She will learn that pulling is doing nothing but tiring her out. Gradually increase the time you tie her up. For the first time I would leave her about 15 minutes and just let her fight it out with the inner tube.
About her feet... start slow. Just touch her foot and move away, once she accepts this pick it up an inch or so and put it back down. Work slowly up to picking it up and holding it without fighting. Even as young as she is she is still bigger and stronger than you so if it ends in a fight she will win. Don't let it get to that point. If you can't even touch her foot withough freaking her out then start at the top of the leg and slide your hand down until she starts to pull away, slide back up and repeat. Eventually she will let you get lower and lower until you are at the foot and able to pick it up. About turning her butt on you when you go out to catch her, I would try and run her into a roundpen or smaller pasture and then work her in the roundpen. She is young so keep it to a very minimum, enough to get her to respect you but don't work the crap out of her. It sounds like all in all your problems stem from a lack of respect. Yes she is young but she still needs to learn that you are the boss and that is final.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!