A Horse With Trust Issues...What To Do?
I recently bought a 21 month old quarter horse gelding. The people who I bought the horse from said that the previous owner always had to rope the horse in order to catch him.
I can feed him, but he doesn't like to come up to me if I don't have food with me, he moves away when I try to pet him and sometimes gets a little nippy, it's like he doesn't trust anyone.
He is semi-halter broke, but he doesn't like to get close to me when I have him on the lead rope.
Just wondering if anyone has ideas on how I can get this horse to trust people again?
Just to note I have owned young horses before, but I've never seen one this scared of people before.