I have to shake my head at some property owners. So the owner doesn't want other horses on the land, yet, there is a major problem catching a horse, whch I presume also means a problem during vet visits. She can't bend the rule for just a few minutes?
Another possible option. Create a small pen within the turnout area using whatever materials. It doesn't have to be freestanding; create it using two angles on the fence already there. Maneuver the horse in..you said he would eat from a bucket? The only problem even with this idea, however, is getting something over his head in order to lead him off into a secure location so you can work with him. Even if you can't make it small, a smaller area will allow you to walk him down. I had a horse that was hard to catch only becasue he just liked being in the field. I would just follow at angles, doing some large area maneuvering until he finally got tired of the game and would let me come up to him.
Just out of curiosity, was the person who beat him ever identified? Personally, I think I would repeat the action on them.
Last edited by tlkng1; 12-29-2011 at 11:06 AM.