I was given a colt about two in a half months ago by my barn owner. She had saved two trailer loads of wild horses from a SPCA case here in Fresno and he was apart of them. Well he supposably was "people friendly" at one point according to the female they got him from. That definitely is not the case today..
You may have seen him in my old post when I first got him, I still have not named him either! (I'm horrible, I know)
Well he is not fond of human touch. He gets that crazy look in his little face when a person walks towards him. I have been working with him since I was given him and I believe he's progressed a bit but not really that much. He used to run away as soon as someone came into the pen, or came within a certain radius of him and strike at you if you tried touching him. However he never pins his ears so I know its strictly out of fear.
Fast forward to today, I can enter the pen and he doesn't run for his life. He sometimes backs away but that's still better than taking off. When I put out my hand he will come to me and sniff it, however I still can't touch him. I am sometimes able to barely graze my fingertips on his whiskers/muzzle after doing the approach/retreat method with him. He fusterates the living poo out of me because he will let me stand like a foot away from him as he basically dozes off, but the minute my hand gets within an inch from him he will move.
To answer a few statements I'm prepared to hear a lot of, YES I do have a trainer if I need one and they provide lots of tips and advice as I am doing this on my own. I would just like to hear you guys advice as far as what I should try next? Sorry if none of this makes sense, I m typing out all my thoughts as they come. Lol
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