Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
we had a horse boarded here, the guy would take 1/2-3/4 hour to catch him to go for a ride. I've got 4 horses and never had a problem catching any of them. Like others I mix it up, I may bring them out and give them a grooming, I may work them or we may go on a trail ride.
What I did with the boarded horse was this, in the summer my yard is fenced off so I let the horses out to cut my grass for me LOL I would go to halter him and he would walk away and turn his butt to me, so what I would do was halter up the others, walk them out into the yard one at a time and then let them loose in the yard to graze. The first day I did this he ran around whinnying like a wild man, I went out every couple of hours to see if he would let me catch him but nope......he didn't want to. The next day I did the same thing and let mine out in the yard. By mid afternoon he was ready for me to halter him.....I walked him out into the yard where the others were and removed his halter LOL the look on his face was priceless!!! After that even the owner never had a problem catching him......I also feed at night their supper and they all are required to be tied at their dishes......so he missed a couple suppers too......he's no longer at our place but the owner has another one here that he bought from another boarder, he's been here five years now and I've handled him right from the time he was weaned, he's no problem to catch at all.....he's like the rest of mine, got to get close to see what I'm up to.......it takes patience and you got to have it to fix the problem.....
My horses are the joy in my life.....