Then she stops and we try it again.
She always heads back to her group of buddies, who are all so tame that they really don't understand why she is running around all over the pasture. Nobody is too quick to join her in her game.
It takes her several rounds of running, but at least the circles are getting smaller every time.
Silly girl! She could have just stood here like these two rather than running around in the heat.
Eventually she remembers that we only want to pet her. Once somebody is able to touch her she realizes it's not so bad. Alexis has enjoyed working with her, and it is fun to see the wisdom that they are both gaining.
She allowed me to walk up to her then and put a lead rope around her neck.
Then she quietly let me slip the halter on.
I rub her all over and have been working on a simple head down and some pressure movements. She has a tendency to carry her head very high, and she likes to toss it up as well, but every session she makes a little progress and trusts me a little more.