04-07-2010, 03:33 PM
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Babies learn from their mothers. Am I to understand that neither the foal nor her mother were touched for the last 9 months, and the foal was allowed to continue to nurse way past the time when she should have been weaned?
You have a lot working against you here, if that's the case.
You have a baby who didn't learn anything from her mother about humans, who has never been separated from her, and who has never been confined until now.
All of that together is pretty traumatic for a youngster, and any one of those things would make her hard to handle. Throw them all at her at the same time, and I'm not surprised she doesn't have any trust or good feelings toward humans right now.
What you need to do is stop thinking about a timetable, and not comparing her to other youngsters you've known in the past.
The horse will come around when she comes around, regardless of how soon you think it should be.
Patience is your biggest asset right now. Continue to approach her, but let her tell you when she's ready to accept you.