Unable to catch horse
Okay, so I volunteered to train 2 horses for a lady. Yesterday was the first day. I get there and spend an hour "walking her down" or however you put it. I am very good at this, I can normally catch any horse this way. After an hour of no success, the owner's friend comes walking in with a bucket of grain and proceeds to catch her. I do NOT condone bribing to catch a horse. This is a 5 year old paint mare that the owner has had since she was born. Spoiled rotten and the most disrespectful horse I have ever met. Today I went to catch her, after an hour she was the same. I could go up to her but as soon as she saw me move my rope to put it around her neck she was off. She also turns her butt to you because the owner thought it was cute that she wanted her butt scratched when she was little. So today, I roped her. I made her stand there while I went up and put the halter on. Once I catch her she is fine. She will stand tied all day, easy to saddle, pick feet up. I can lunge her one direction, but the other direction she goes halfway around then tries to turn. I go to stop her and she rears up and darts the other direction. When I lead her, she was right on top of me, no respect at all. She now leads 3 feet behind me and stops when I stop. I need some direction on the lunging issue and the catching. I know that once I am done with her the owner will just go back to bribing her, but I refuse to.
The other one is a 4 year old saddlebred mare. She is easy to catch, was all over me leading, but that was easy to correct. I rode her today after ground driving her yesterday and she really surprised me. But she is extremely buddy sour. Take her away and she rears up and tries to go back to her friends ( I haven't ridden her away, just led her to tie her to the trailer for a bit) when I tie her she paws at whatever she is tied to. The only way I know to correct this is hobble breaking and letting her stay tied for hours...but I don't want her to destroy the trailer or get her leg through the fence. The owner has no pole to tie her to unfortunately. Any ideas? The tying is really her only problem, I can fix a buddy sour horse with time. I am taking her for a walk down the road tomorrow to see how she is. I'm hoping she just enjoys the scenery and calms down.
Working with them really makes me appreciate my nice, respectful, easy to catch horse.