Join Date: May 2011
Location: Holme upon spalding moor, York
hello sorry first time on a forum and didnt realise how it all works and pressed enter.
i have recently brought a 3 year old gelding,who always had problems with being caught, however after many hard months of trying every tenhqiue out there that i had researched he finally let me catch him. so i showed him that being caught was never a bad thing but a good thing by rewarding him, treating him, grooming, feeding, and playing the 7 games of palleri with him. after about a month of showing him this he started to allow me to catch him not a problem. so i started his trainning and started breaking him in, slowly once again showing him that it was never a bad thing, and playing games with him, i finally only a few days ago started to ride him only for a few minutes, showing him its never a bad thing, rewarding and playing with him. however he now wont let me catch him at all or get anywhere close to him, and i have tryed all the techuqiues i used b4, form pushing him away, to letting him fink im not interested in him, to just waiting for him to come to me, paying attention to other horse including th one that worked b4. my sister has always tryed and my boyfriend incase it was just me he didnt want to come and see.
i am in a rather big field (about 5/6 acres) with 5 different horses so it is rather hard for me to do this, i currently cant afford a stable on my yard which would come with a smaller paddock. also there aint any stables free. the owners of the yard wont let me make my field smaller to make it a bit easier so i can keep him by himself which would hopefully start making it easier to do stuff.
please can anyone help. thank you a lot steph