Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Don't try to bribe her with alfalfa - food bribes don't really work with donks, and alfalfa is NOT good for them.
I say stick to the one to one ground work. Groom - hug. Then some really tiny training. Halter and then walk on command - or back up - something small. Training is NOT like a horse, you need to exercise tons of patience.
I think, reflecting on what you have just added, that I would go for the back up command. It will serve you well in the field, and will help your communication with her.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.