Recently purchased a horse from Moore’s KB in PA. So I don’t know his history. I’ve had him for two weeks so far.
He was in a QT pen so he was easy to catch. Now he is in field/stall board but we just can’t catch him.
I’ve tried it all. He has his halter on so we can just clip his lead. We’ve taken in the other horse, I’ve spent time with other horse instead, ignored him, tried the grain bucket, tried chasing him off, tried beckoning him, EVERYTHING. when I catch him, he doesn’t work - just gets grain and petting. I’ve tried catch and release, pressure and release, anything. He just will not let us catch. We had six of us in the field the other day trying to wrangle him but he wouldn’t have it. Five hours later, we gave up.
Help! I don’t want to fight to feed my horse!
Only thing that works is withholding food and getting him next day.
He is skittish, but I am very slow, non threatening, easy and quiet talk. No reason to run. He won’t let me get close in the field, let alone catch. So “pet him and walk away” is OUT of the question.