I'm new to this forum and just wanted to get some advice.
I've been starting the level 1 Parelli with my newly adopted OTTB mare (I've had her 3 weeks today). So far everything is going great, but I'm hitting a serious bump in the road with the porcupine game.
She absolutely completely and utterly Ignores the heck out of me until I've reached phase 3-4 in the porcupine game. Phase 1 (hair), phase 2( skin), she either stares blankly past me or just focuses on everything else. She isn't defiant, she isn't running from it, she isn't pushing back. She's just.....not moving until phase 3-4. Mostly backing from the chest. Moving the forequarters I can get her on phase 2, hindquarters I can move her simply by basically using driving game techniques.
Does anybody have any advice or troubleshooting for this? I'd like to move past the porcupine game but if I can't get her attention on me or get her more sensitive to phase 1-2, the driving game is not going to go well at all!