I have a mustang mare I got 5 months ago. She came with a halter on but for the first 4 months we were in a bigger paddock with a run in stall.
I was able to do a bit with her in the paddock. She understand to come into me, but will not join up. She gives all the signals. She will not let me physically touch her. I was able to have her in her stall and get a lead rope on her. I was able to go out and have her go around and stop them pick it up. But since it's been to wet its since frayed off.
She is now in the round pen. Does the join up queue, will come in but no join up. I have sat there for about half hour once. I'll go up and ask her to join, she will walk away. She is decently mellow, she will let me get about 3 feet from her and I'll offer my hand out in a relaxed fist and she has no interest in smelling me or anything.
I am considering just roping her and using that to get the new lead rope on her so I can start desensitizing her more efficiently.
Thoughts? Questions? Help!