Thanks Molly. In addition to the abuse, she is an Arabian. We are working on it, but it is a very slow process. At least she now (after 7 months) allows me to touch, rub, pet and put fly stuff on her ears. The first month, just getting a halter over them was a serious hassle. Hoping to work our way up to fly masks.
I do not understand why anyone would ever hit a horse. Meaning, serious smacking, until the poor thing is a basket case.
It is never the horse's fault