Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bathurst, Australia.
Approaching terrified horse.
Okay, so I have just bought a horse due to be dogged.
She was dropped off over 3weeks ago.
For the first week she was in a small pen until l I could halter her, when I went to approach her, she would tremble, her eyes would roll in her head and she would tremble when I touched her or leap away, once I got the halter on she settled right down, like there was nothing wrong.
Anyway she jumped out of her pen over night, this wasnt a major issue, she was relatively accepting ,as soon as she saw me in the paddock would run away to the other horse or cower behind him, that was all fine she'd allow me to catch her, still shaking and snorting/eye rolling and trying to jump away.
Now that horse who she was buddied with has been sold, and she's now in a much bigger paddock thanks to agistment owner leaving her gate open. Anyway, it is near impossible to get with 10 meter over her before she is moving. Food bribes do not work, and the other horses do not work. Does nyone have any ideas - PLEASE NOTE. Doing join up or chasing her off does not work, she proceeds to work herself stupid and the next sessions she is just as terrified as before
Ace, Duke, Red, , Trojan, Unnamed. *Sold* Babe, Shadow.