Originally Posted by Eolith
Did you watch the video, or are you making that assessment solely from the picture?
I didn't mean to offend you about the video you posted last night. I do have an issue with inexperienced people taking advice from videos posted on YouTube. A lot of videos posted on there have bad advice. (I think that is what Amazin' was getting to)
Like I said before, that gal made me nervous getting in front of a horse like that. That is just as bad as standing directly behind one. Even someone on this thread said she got pawed at. If you want one to reach out and smell you like she was, stand to one side. Have you noticed when horses introduce themselves to each other for the first time they will stand shoulder to shoulder and bend there heads down and back to smell the other, usually not directly in front. Because when one squeals they paw at each other.
Running them into chute, like she showed, I think would be the safest option. If the OP could find a trainer that wanted to deal with this horse and had a chute would be ideal. Run the horse loose up into a trailer, haul over there, get him in a chute, work on getting him haltered and let him drag a lead rope for a couple of weeks.
I just really hate to see someone get hurt...