This is my first time to horse forum. I hope I am posting in the right spot. I was hoping for some feedback on a problem I have with my gelding.
I got him about a year ago. When I got him he hadn't been taken care of very well. He had ticks on him so bad along his mane that he was bald in patches from rubbing it.
I have worked with him a lot of the last year and he is now very healthy looking. He rides great and goes anywhere I ask him to. My boyfriend and I usually ride together and he can occasionally be difficult when I ride him away from his "buddy". That is really the only problem I have with him under saddle.
My problem is that when I go out to the barn I can hardly catch him. The other horses are friendly and won't hardly leave my side but he won't let me close to him at all. I have to either have feed or get him into a stall. I go out there every day to feed them and spend time with them, not only to ride. I have done ground work and round pen with him and never been harsh with him.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas/tips on way to make him more trusting or friendly. I love him to death and hate that he doesn't seem to like me or trust me.