Hey I haven't been on in a while! I got a job and school has started so I don't have much free time! Also this is were my problem comes in. Just for a short refresher I have a mare that's two years old and a QH paint.
Now I the problem is I have not worked with her in quite a while and she has for gotten most of what we had worked on in the beginning of the summer. Like yesterday I went to see her and I brought her in the barn to brush her and she would be a jerk moving all around on me and she almost tried kicking me in her stall. So before I beat the life out of her I threw her back out and went home! Also she won't hold her feet up for me and she tries to get away with everything now and I feel like she is winning and I don't want a bad horse! I feel a bit over whelmed with her and I'm afraid she going to hurt me. I have no trust in her. Also when I got her she was a tiny bit over 14hhs and now she's 15hhs and still growing! This girl Mel I board with said she will most likey reach 16hhs. The thing is now she bigger I'm afraid she will hurt me if I can't control her and make her respect my bubble.
What can I do to build my confidence with her so my not scared of her? Does anyone have any tips for teaching to ground manners? How can I create a better bond with her and make her want to work for me and want to listen to me?
I used to feel like I had this control and now I don't.