[QUOTE=horselovinguy;1970333330]Time, more time and more time again along with endless patience are needed to help a horse come around after being in a abusive situation...regardless of the kinds of abuse it takes oodles of time.
30 days of ownership,...barely nipped a teeny-tiny tip off a large iceberg of "baggage" this horse has attached to it..
You're going to have dominance and trust issues for a long time.
The horse is a rescue...bounced around, mistreated, mishandled and possibly nutrition compromised when she was seized or surrendered.
So far what you write of does not impress me that the horse sees you as leadership material...you are not commanding respect nor giving support that the horse needs in reassurances yet.
Slow down....the horse is barely started to recognize you as the one who now consistently arrives to see it, touch it, pay attention to it and "pester" it.
Thoroughbreds from the track have little done in regards to discipline so what you are encountering is normal for many....
They revert back to track tactics but more reasonable to realize she learned these to protect herself from cruel situations happening to her...her biting, nasty behaviors are minor although serious offenses.
Racing Thoroughbreds are accustomed to being handled by true professionals, having a job they've done, then they are left alone the rest of the day.
What she did during the time she "retired" is also "baggage" she now carries with regards to how she was handled, by whom...
I agree you need some very detailed instruction on how to work with this horse, train this horse at least basics better than it currently has.
A trainer, a good one to put 30 rides
, not 30 days... 30 rides
on this horse would do the horse and you wonders.
Basics, yes the horse raced so has some training knowledge, has been saddled and you sat on it then did so again and had a disaster of a ride...
What did the horse do from the time it left the track till now...I suspect huge holes in training are evident.
Slow down, go back to the basics of introducing handling, tack and rider, then start the communication of what is expected in return to what is being asked of the horse..
Right now...you have a massive communication gap and breakdown.
If you don't fill in those gaps now you will never build the foundation needed to progress in difficulty beyond simple asked and simple sometimes
After she left the track she was "retrained" which has shown fear of whips and men. Then she sat in a field only other animal was a dog for 3 years. Her hoofs were extremely cracked. Then went with a women who knew the owner, she was to scared to ride her and let her get away with everything. Then she surrendered her due to divorce. She was overweight when she came in and somewhat wild. She would charge you if you had a whip and was extremely herd bound. She would take off if you even looked at her. I've had more then 30 days with her as I worked with her before and also had a ton of groundwork lessons with her. She has come VERY far. I have a trainer who is going to be working with us and then also just her ?