I've been helping the barn owner work with a green 5 year old to get her better started so she'll sell easier...and since the parelli games did wonders for Sonny I thought I'd give them a try on her.
A little background on Zoey: She can be the sweetest little mare ever...but most of the time she hates everyone hehe. She loves being really up close and personal and will not get out of your personal bubble.
I did 3 of the 7 games with her...well mainly just 2 because really the one I was just lunging her in a circle and not meaning for it to be a game.
On the friendly game she did realllllly well and that was the game I was worried most about. She didn't spook, twitch or anything that would appear that I was bothering her.
Then I did the yo-yo game (my trainer told me to do that one because she needed more work on backing up). Zoey really didn't do good at all. She wouldn't back up, nor would she even co-operate
Then for lunging in a circle (or the circle game I guess you could call it)...Zoey did really well, but when I stopped for 1 minute to talk to someone, and tried starting again, she refused to go...I even took out the lunge whip (which she's afriad of) but she wouldn't move.
All-in-all, she reared up 4-6 times and bucked twice.
It was fun hehe
What are ways I can teach Zoey how to respect someone's space, but something easy that she can understand. She's a really slow learner so it should be simple