Originally Posted by Marecare
The first step to being successful with your horse is your state of mind and attitude.
I have never worked with a horse that could be called a "brat".
I have worked with horses that have behavioral issues and many of those issues were caused by the way they were handled by humans.
You should have worked with my mare 2 years ago. And 'Brat' would have been a nice term for her.
She is now a very nice 8 year old mare who needed some time to mature as well as being put in her place.
Hang in there OP. It gets better with age! The "Rail of Woe" sounds like a fair thing for one who knows how to be tied and is being a stinker just as long as you are close and she can't hurt herself while testing your/her/Rail of Woes limits.
Maybe put a rope halter on her so it's really not fun?