Ok, I have been training for years now but find myself in a place that I'm not sure what to do or what will be the most safe method for my horse and I.
I do not have small pens, my horses move freely on almost 6 acres. My new colt, Rascal, was halter broke as a baby after being orphaned. I'm thinking he had a rough go of it because he is severely frightened by ropes. He comes to me to be scratched but the minute he realizes I've got a rope around his neck or the poll strap ready to latch he completely freaks. I don't want him going thru a fence, I'm more scared for his safety than my own but I know I won't do him any good if I'm unable to walk to feed him. I'm at a loss here because I have no access to cattle or horse panels to block him in a small space. I didn't realize he hadn't been worked with at all since his weaning or I would have haltered him before he was unloaded off the trailer (the guy brought him to me as I don't have a trailer)