I am going to start over with training on my daughters Haflinger mare. The mare has gotten pushy, somewhat barn sour and belligerent towards my daughter when she is riding her. The mare likes to do what she wants to do, not what my daughter wants her to do. This mare is also on a weight loss plan as she is very over weight. For the last week we have moved her to a stall from 24/7 pasture. The stall is 12x24 and she gets out for a while each day either for lunging or to graze a little. I have started her on good grass hay and Enrich 32 twice per day. Her grazing muzzle just arrived and so I will fit that on her so she can be outside of the stall more often.
This mare is broke to ride and was broke to drive but hasn't been driven in 4 years. I am going to switch her from the curb bit we've been using back to a loose ring snaffle and work on lunging, long line and ground driving. Currently if lunged in a buckle halter she will pull so hard she gets away from the person lunging. She will also buck a lot (like she is ticked off) when lunging. She doesn't buck when riding but she can get pretty sassy. This mare is 8 years old.
I'd love to get suggestions for ground work that will keep this mare interested and her mind thinking. I think she gets so bored that she just doesn't want to do anything. (That and she's lazy). So anyway, Let me know what you think.