Originally Posted by Chiilaa
First of all you have to fix the catching issue. The easiest way to do this is to catch her frequently, and for silly reasons. Catch her with food every time, and put her halter on even if you are just going to pat her or give her a treat. Catch her, groom her, feed her, then turn her out. At the moment I bet she is associating being caught with being ridden and figures she can get out of it. Teach her to associate being caught with lots of good things and she will come to you willingly.
The second issue is her 'wildness'. I would hazard a guess that it is caused by not being in work while you were off injured. So she needs to come back into work pronto to fix it. Start by lunging her for a half hour every day, then gradually work up to lunging her then riding her after she is less fizzy. Eventually you won't need to lunge her because she will have normalised her energy levels IYKWIM?
Thanks, I'll try that.
Okay, I'm not a pro but I'm not a dummy around horses. But What is lunging?
The catching thing is going to be first, because after that it not that hard beside the bit.