A buddy of mine just bought a horse about a 5 hr drive from home. He went out and spent the weekend riding the horse and liked what he saw. Well he loaded up and brought the critter home. This was 4 weeks ago.
We haven't been able to catch the fella in his round pen to halter him. He behaved well at his former location, but for some reason, now he is being a bear. He won't come to treats or grain or anything if you have a halter/lead rope in your hands. He will come for affection and treats if you are outside of the round pen and do not have a halter/rope with you. He is a 7 yr old gelding. His buddy (purchased from the same farm at the same time) is in a pasture near him and we can tell he wants to join, but with him being this difficult in the round pen we fear we would never catch him in pasture.
I suppose it may be the case that he isn't well broke, but are there other things that could be causing anxiety? Simply the new location has him out of sorts? Nearby construction freaking him out? Is he trying to assert dominance? Other ideas?
Any ideas on things to try?