My neighbour has 4 horses , Moni, Willma, Lilly and a foal, Moni has been handled a bit but the others barely been handled at all. Two weeks ago I had to go trim their front feet ( no one can get anywhere near their backs at all ) , it turned out to be a little bit disastrous as Moni was the only one we could catch. I went back the following day and with the owners help ( he was missing the previous day ) we managed to catch Willma. During the course of trying to trim her fronts I got shoved into a fence rail and kicked in the leg ( I was a bit sore for a week but am OK now ) Lilly was non cooperative and can't be caught.
I had a sort of conversation with him ( my Hungarian is not good and his English is non-existent ) and he asked me if they were trainable and if so could I do it.
I looked the pair over , and rubbed a long stick all over them, neither kicked at it hard ( but they did kick ) , neither threw themselves around too much either, I sort of said that it could be done but it would take time. The aim is to have the horses calm and be able to trim all their feet without me getting killed in the process .
I agreed with Laci to work his horses at his place, he did ask me if I wanted them at mine but I don't need my place getting destroyed by four half wild horses .
I will keep you all updated as to what I'm doing with all four and the progress ( if any ) that I'm making - If I suddenly stop posting it's cause Willma has done me in ( she weighs in at about 550Kg and knows it ) .
Enough for now
Nutty ( yes really nutts this time to be doing this - but I like a challenge )