So I know I've had numerous threads about my new horse and this one is just more of an 'opinions wanted' thread to see if maybe I am doing things right.
So my new horse was used hard as a lesson trail horse and will usually just walk away from you at the sight of a halter in your hand. Usually it doesn't take me long to catch him cause I can throw the lead rope around his neck and stop him but that isn't a very safe way to do it cause he'll just plow you over. He never runs away either. Just walks away and dodges you. Lol
Today my non-horsey boyfriend tried catching him to clean out his foot and of course he couldn't catch him. It doesn't help that my field is 3 acres.
I know most of it relates to having bad expierences once haltered...IE: worked hard, nothing 'fun'
So my plan once I'm better from this sickness is to maybe start tying him to be fed? So he'll associate halter=food and love? I know they say to chase the day lights outta them once they refuse to be caught and that will be our next approach if the first way doesn't work.
Also, once he's caught and the halters on he's fine. You can leave it on then go get the lead and clip him and go without a fuss. It's that dreaded halter.
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