UhOh!!! Chain Problems. . .
Hey everyone! Ok, here's the deal this time, lol! I'm fitting my yearling filly for Halter, and didn't think there would be any problem adding a chain, since she was already very good with nose pressure. Wellll, she didn't like it at all! When she feels it, she RAISES her head, and runs backwards, snapping the chain over her nose. For some reason I tried to hold on to her the first couple of times, then started walking with her, so it wouldn't hurt her. Her nose is slightly ouchie and she has a bit of swelling, which is freaking me out. I made her set up with the chain and be good, then immediately took the freakin thing off her! I have to show in the chain, so any tips would be wonderful. I'd take a couple pics if I still had my camera, but oh well. My friend is coming over tomorrow to take some great shots of all of them, so hopefully the swelling will go down (I rubbed some linement on it). I feel like such a rotten person. I'm supposed to be decent with horses, but have never had one blow up on the chain before. It actually scared me because all she would do was go back. She didn't want her hood on yesterday night (it happened yesterday), but I went ahead and put it on because we don't want her hair growing. Any suggestions? And please don't tell me just don't use the chain. Its what you show in, in halter. Thank you!