Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
When I boarded my horse, and I had to go catch him he would always be a pain too. Treats wouldn't work either and he was on free feed, so it was even worse. But I found out what was triggering him to run off and be a butt... With my horse when he saw the halter and lead he would take off, same with if he heard it jingle or make noise... So what I did, was keeping the halter and lead behind my back so he couldn't see, and slowly approaching him, eyes down so it's not threatening to him. And when that worked he would get a treat.
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