Okay, so I`m just beginning to part loan and I`m having a little trouble with him. He`s a male fell pony, about eight/nine i think and he`s only been at the farm for three years at the most.
Now my issue is bridling him, my farm had just moved to a new location and of yet, there arent enough stables for all the horses so my pony (Saxon) usually ends up in the field, tied near this tree. So on to my issue.
So I`ll go up to him, bridle in hand and he`ll stand there, let me slip the reins over his head and I`ll got to undo the head collar so i can tie it to his neck so he wont run off on me, but just as i unclip it, he turns his head and runs off, leaving me to try and keep hold of him, the bridal and the head collar and this field hasnt been fully fenced so I`m worried about him getting on to the road or just running off in general.
Okay so say i managed to get the headcollar round his neck, his lifts his head a nose up and me being small cant reach. I`ve read about using treats but does that cause more problems than it solves?
Thank, horsegirl 16