I have a horse who has been abused, not one who has not been desensitized. She is not only a mare, she is an Arabian. Arabians who have been abused take forever and a day to learn to trust again, and I have not had her a year, so we are still doing baby steps. When she first came, it was very difficult to get her, and she flipped when the halter was slipped over her years. Now, she comes when called and sticks her head into the halter voluntarily. It is all time consuming, and I haven’t all that much time left.
It is never the horse's fault