I just want to share my experience of catching a horse in the pasture.
I take riding lessons every week with a pony, it has been a few months now. Every time a walk towards her in the pasture to catch her, she looks at me and then walks away. She don't run from me, she is not afraid, but she just shows me that she does't want to come to me at all. As I reach her, she keeps walking and I have to walk along to put her the halter on. She eventually stops but then refuses to move as I try to lead her out of the pasture. Not a single time has she come to me (unlike the other horses she shares the pasture with), and never has she followed me willingly.
As I discovered the Monty Roberts Equus Online University, I watched with a lot of enthusiasm the lessons about catching a horse in the pasture, hoping that it would solve my problem. I watched it carefully, took notes and tried it by myself in the pasture the next day.
I didn't expect it to go so well, for the first time in months she came to me willingly, walking a few meters in my direction, to say hi and ask for a rub. It was such a good surprise, I almost cried of joy. I think this will remain the best memory of my horseman life.
Thank you for reading,