You people are awful!!!!
dustinwhite87 has a very harsh opinion of his own horses. He has called them stupid more than once in this thread and wonders "what the hell is wrong with them". I don't think you need to worry about how us "awful people" treat our
horses, because we at least understand the mentality and training of a 2-year-old filly.
My horse which is 10 years old is fully broke, but she is attached to my gfs horse like crazy.
If the horse has a serious buddy sour problem, then the horse is NOT fully broke because the horse does not respect and listen to the rider, nor does she trust
She listens well, so yes i consider her all the way broke.
........Except she doesn't listen to you when she's having separation issues. Again, not quite "all the way broke".
Im planning on fixing her seperation stuff, im just going to tie her up for awhile everyday too where so cant see her,
While the "patience tree" has taught many a horse to stand still and relax, you are still going to need to go through the process of teaching your horse to respect you and trust you. That means ground work. Taking her out for walks is great and all, but if you just plod along without asking her to really do much of anything, she'll probably still throw a fit and be a nervous wreck. You've got to actively engage her. Move the hindquarters. Move the shoulders. Back up. Give to the bit. Etc. Give her tons of things to think about, regarding YOU, to get her to pay attention to you and listen to you. Timing
is so, so, very important. If you don't have proper timing with your groundwork with pressure and release, you'll either teach her nothing or make the buddy sour issue worse.
And don't go take her out for an hour walk on the first try. You'll fry her brain from the anxiety. Start small. We're talking 5 minutes. And build it up.
Take the time to teach your mare to handle being alone; she's not the stupid one. And then leave that 2-year-old alone until he can mature. Age doesn't matter: Some 2-year-old can handle work that some 5-year-olds can't, and vice versa. Every horse has a different threshold for attention and learning.