Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
I don't know, I have a different take on what is being said. I think the horse is more afraid of what is going to happen to him as the OP doesn't know what they did to the horse prior to her getting there or how it was treated or handled or what discipline was given or used. To me, sounds more like the horse is exhibiting trust issues and is scared and/or worried about what will happen should it be caught again...
OP, can you take something out that the horse likes? An apple, a bit of grain in a can or a carrot? Show that you are not out to harm it or "teach it a lesson" and go from there? Is that possible?