I'd like some advice on a new behavior that has turned up with my 12-year old gelding.
When I got him last October he was shy and would not come to people readily. I worked with him off and on over the winter and regularly when the weather got nicer. I was spending time with him daily until last Wednesday when another horse I was leading, spooked, knocked me down and stepped on my ankle/leg. I was on crutches for four days and to make a long story short, could not go work with my horse at all.
Now he won't come to people and is very hard to catch. I don't know his history prior to getting him. He was gotten at auction by the guy I bought him from and therefore no history is known.
Why do you think he is now keeping his distance from people? Any suggestions on what I can do to help get him over this?