Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
• Horses: 0
Cannot catch this horse..
My friend Amanda's gelding, Rocco, (both have been mentioned on my Jersey threads....they moved to Gayfields where Cowboy is..) is so hard to catch. Not to mention that Gayfields having such gigantic fields doesn't help much...hmmph.
We have tried everything from treats in a bucket, to having him follow the bucket into a pen, to everytime he trots away, push him into a canter.
Last time I caught him it took 30 minutes, with the help of my friend, and we finally got him into the little pen. Then it took a while for us to get near him again and I just quietly grabbed his head and Lexi handed me the halter, and I quickly slid it on.
It's almost like he's been beaten with the halter, because everytime he sees it, he will run. Don't get me wrong, after 30+ minutes, I'd like to beat him too! (Just kidding)
And when we finally catch him, he's absolutely fine, doesn't try and run away still, or spook, or anything.
I told Amanda to keep his halter on, but she keeps forgetting. Because when sometimes, you can get so close, that if his halter was on, you could grab him.
Yesterday I took 40 minutes trying to catch him, gave up after running around the field....rode Cowboy, went out to try again for another 10 minutes, and no luck.
It's especially hard when you're alone too! D:< And it's not like he will favor Amanda, and only let her catch him, we took 20 minutes to catch him one day too....
So please, any advice? Every time we go down, we dread having to catch him, and end up ripping our hair out..... -___-
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