Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
I say DO NOT put her down unless a vet or a professional trainer that knows THIS horse thinks it is for the best. Every horse, even the most dangerous, should get a second chance...
Now, get a vet out to check for pain, if there is no pain, find a trainer for the both of you, one that will train you to train your horse, as if she is disrespecting you, that won't change even if she goes to a trainer.
If you do not, and I mean do not want to get a trainer, do little things with her that will get you some respect, even while you are in search of a trainer. Don't ride her at all until you have control on the ground.
You can work on leading, if she tugs or pushes GET AFTER HER!!!
Once she leads good, work on lunging and yeilding and backing. Every little things she does wrong, correct her and make it clear to her what you want her to do... Do you have a round pen? If so, maybe put her in there, and MAKE her move her feet the way you want her to go, and the speed you want her to go, it is YOUR choice not hers.
Getting her to move her feet tells her that you are the leader and can make her move where and when YOU want her to.
Do lots and lots of ground work and don't ride her until you have her complete respect and control on the ground...
If she is too much for you to handle, just sell her, be honest in your ad or to the people who are interested, and make sure she goes to a home where the people know how to handle her... but please do not put her down unless it is the ONLY option.