Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Have you tried the approach and retreat thing. I do not have a problem with my mare, as she will practically catch herself, and come running when I call (like today I went out to put her blanket on, I called her and she came galloping to the gate)
There is another horse though, that it takes 2 people to catch when we are trying to work or groom him there.
You could also go out there without a halter or anything, maybe bring a brush, and let her know it is not always going to be for work. You could go out there, let her come to you, even if it means sitting there for a while, and just groom her. If she doesn't come to you after so long, try going to her, then take the time to catch her. Give her a groom, maybe a treat.
After a while she might catch on to getting attention when she is caught. After, if she does this, start going out there and make her come to you, if she doesn't, then leave, this will teach her that she gets nothing if she doesn't come.
This method may take a while, but while I was working with the horse that is hard to catch at the farm, after a few days he would come running when he would hear or see me, knowing he would get attention and sometimes treats. Also, my horse will stand with me for hours if I would stay there, without a halter or any force to keep her there, and she is in with other horses.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by Breezy2011; 01-30-2013 at 03:00 AM.