New rescue horses...?
So we recently just got two rescue horses, one for myself name Queenie, and one for my ma, named Cotton. Well Queenie is 3 and amazing, I love her so much. But Cotton is a 12 y/o Arabian.. She has a 18 month filly that is pen with her currently but she spooks easily and is hard to touch.
I am into natural horsemanship, so I would love to try a join-up with her but there is no training ring... I am not certain what I could do with her but she is so high-strung I couldn't handle her today. We concluded up putting her back with the filly after 10 minutes because she would keep pace and was like freaking out... Any ideas on what I could do?
Once she is alone - try hand feeding her , for long hours, petting her frontage . Dont give her any food other than what you hand her . Let her choose to be next to you ( which she will ) and correct her if she gets aggressive or too foolish .. let her know where you stand and what you expect of her. Do that for another week , then try taking her for walk, long walks where you let her drink the grass - you will start seeing how she reacts to things out in the world.. touch things like table, windows, cars let her see they are safe and your locked , touch signs, and posts.. The more you do with her the better she will get , and the more trust worthy she will be.
Good luck ..