I have a (just) 2yr old mare that I bought in April and she hasn't been handled hardly at all.
I am letting her out to pasture in every day then bring her in at night. I groom her every night, although have missed a couple of nights due to pregnancy/a toddler/ paperwork. I really notice a difference if I miss a night grooming.
She absolutely hates me touching her feet to clean them, she also hates me grooming her from half way down her body where she can't see me, I've managed to her her to enjoy brushing her mane, forelock & tail which she lets me do whilst standing very relaxed, tried doing that a few times in between the rest of grooming but she moves all over the place (I have her in halter and lead rein & have varied the length to see if that helps but doesn't)
Am I just expecting too much and do I just need to give her more time getting used to me?
Also what should I be doing with her each day as I know she is to young to lunge, when people say lead her as much as possible, how long is that for, is it round e roads to get her used to it?
I have walked her round the roads a few times (we live in countryside so country lanes) which she enjoys and she is very sou d at dogs flying out barking, cars passing through puddles etc...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated......
Many thanks x