However, I feel like it's a struggle doing anything with her at the moment. She doesn't like leaving her field and when I've finally got her out of the field she whinnies to the other horse in the field and just looks on edge. When I get her into the round pen she partly gives me her attention but she's still looking round all the time and whining.
I don't know whether to just leave her alone for a bit so she gets used to the field and the area or keep handling her daily. My gut instinct is that I should keep handling her and taking her out of the field getting use the process but it's hard because she's not enjoying it and neither am I.
I'm also feeling pressure to ride her when really I just want to build up my trust with her. So I'm doubting myself.. I've never owned a horse before and I just want to get it right so I would really appreciate hearing anyone's advice on how to settling in a horse and time scales for things.
Thanks in advance 😊