At the barn I ride, I usually catch and tack up the horse I’m riding and then help out catching, grooming, tacking up other horses as asked by the barn owner. The ones I already know are fine and will come over to greet me or at least stand to be caught. I sometimes have trouble with new ones (ie ones I have never ridden or interacted with) particularly if they are eating at the hay bale with a friend. For these horses, I’m trying to fine tune my approach of projecting confidence while meandering and not approaching like a predator (ie too directly with eye contact etc). Wondering if anyone has a good approach. I have read on the subject but haven’t discovered advice for separating a pair. It’s way harder to get to the left side, let alone close when they are manoeuvring as a unit and also when they are joined at the hip (as they seem to be in these moments) they are not particularly curious about me and it’s harder to make any connection. Note: there are no safety issues as I keep my distance and usually patience pays off or the trainer comes and helps me (or even stands close by which changes the dynamic) but I would like to perfect my methods/speed up the process if possible. I should also note that I am looking to gain more general horsemanship tips to help me in times like this rather than anything that involves a training plan for any of these individual horses as I do not own or ride them.