Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Well, she is being a horse. Horse do prefer the company of her own kind, and as a former stalled horse, she is enjoying her freedom
You also changed her feed, esp adding grain, and also, she no longer depends on a human to feed her, as she has pasture
There is also the fact that many rescue horses are not in prime condition, and once their feed and body condition improves, they have added energy, and the 'true' horse comes out
What to do?
Well, as you found out, horses get very smart about evading being haltered, and also know when your presence without halter, is not a threat, far as taking them from buddies and the life style they are enjoying
Thus, never try to sneak up on a horse,try and catch him with treat, ect. Walk them down, treat them AFTER they have been haltered and led to the barn.
Make them dependent on you for food. In other words, take away that endless pasture feast, put them somewhere where there is limited pasture, and halter them and take them to the barn to feed