Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Its such a shame that some people use pain to try to solve things that could have been solved with patient training.
If her tongue has scarring then I shudder to think what happened.
Its going to take time to get her trust and confidence back and as some horses seem to be as much mentally scarred by that sort of treatment as they are physically scarred its making it harder for you both.
I find that getting out of the arena and around the trails helps them. They've got other stuff to look at and think about so it distracts them from being so focused on worrying that they're going to get their mouths ripped at again.
Just winging it is not a plan