Taming the Wild Steed: Your Guide to Understanding and Catching Your Horse

Are you becoming the proverbial "chased chicken" in your own pasture, struggling to catch your horse? Don't worry, we've all been there. In fact, if horse wrangling was an Olympic sport, some of us could probably give Usain Bolt a run for his money. But fret not, dear reader, for we are here to arm you with insights, tips, and a good dose of humor to make your equine escapades much easier!

Why is my horse so hard to catch?

Horses can be hard to catch for various reasons. They might associate being caught with unpleasant experiences, they could be trying to establish dominance, or they may just be enjoying a good old game of tag. Regardless of the cause, there's a world of difference between trying to catch a docile domesticated donkey and a rebellious, spirited steed. Understanding their behavior is key, which, unlike understanding your significant other's behavior, can actually be achieved with our guidance.

How do you fix a hard to catch horse?

Fixing a hard to catch horse is a bit like training your husband to pick up his socks - it's all about patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement. It's also about making the horse feel comfortable and associating your presence with positive experiences. Consider using Likit Stud Muffins, hand-made treats fortified with extra protein and flax seeds, to reward your horse after a successful catching session. It's also a good idea to spend time with your horse without any work agenda, just as you would hang out with a friend. No, your horse can't join you for Netflix binges, but quiet, quality time can do wonders.

How do you catch a horse that doesn't want to be caught?

If you're thinking lassos and cowboy hats, you're watching too many Westerns. The trick is to make the horse WANT to be caught. Try leaving a trail of irresistible Baileys Tasty Treats that lead your horse right into your arms. A good treat can change your horse's mind quicker than a child spotting ice cream. Be sure not to rush the process - sometimes a little patience can save a lot of time.

Why does my horse suddenly not want to be caught?

So, your horse suddenly thinks it's a wild mustang? There could be several reasons for this. They might be uncomfortable, feeling ill, or just having a 'day off' (hey, we all need those!). However, sudden behavioral changes can also be a sign of discomfort or pain. In that case, consider consulting a vet or equine professional. Remember, understanding the 'why' can help you find the best solution, much like when your partner suddenly stops talking at the dinner table. (If you find the answer to the latter, do let us know!)

What to do if you can't catch your horse in the pasture?

If you can't catch your horse in the pasture, take a deep breath. If frustration was a horse-catching method, we'd all be experts by now. You can try using calming supplements like Dodson & Horrell Placid to soothe your horse's nerves and make the catching process less stressful. Remember, your horse is not giving you a hard time; they are having a hard time. As with most things in life, understanding and patience go a long way.

Why does my horse run away from me?

A running horse may be more than just a show of free-spirited defiance. Your horse could be expressing discomfort, fear, or just testing boundaries. Always ensure you're suited up in your best horse riding boots and comfortable jodhpurs. This ensures your comfort and safety, so you're ready to deal with all your horse's moods. And remember, tomorrow is another day. If it's just not happening today, perhaps a fresh start tomorrow will make a world of difference.

What are the signs of horse aggression?

Horse aggression can be a real challenge, like finding a hay bale in a haystack. Signs of aggression can include ears pinned back, baring teeth, kicking, or charging. If your horse starts showing these signs, it's important to act quickly but calmly. If aggression becomes a recurring issue, consider consulting an equine behaviorist or professional trainer.

How do you know if your horse doesn't like you?

Is your horse giving you the cold shoulder? Signs of a horse disliking you might include ignoring you, running away, or being uncooperative. However, don't take it personally. It's not about you, it's about them. Sometimes, using delicious and healthy Likit Stud Muffins can turn their frown upside down.

How do you tell if a horse is disrespecting you?

Disrespect from a horse can feel like a slap in the face with a wet horse blanket. Signs of disrespect might include ignoring commands, biting, kicking, or constantly testing boundaries. If this is happening, it's time for a stern talk and perhaps some behavioral training. And remember, keep those feet protected in sturdy horse riding boots and hands warm with horse riding gloves. Safety first, dear equestrians!


Just as we wind down our heart-to-heart chit-chat, remember that catching a hard-to-reach horse can be as much a test of your patience as it is of your skill. Every horse is unique, and their behaviour can change due to a multitude of factors, from health and comfort to their mood and trust in you. It's about creating a bond of trust, establishing respect, and maintaining consistency in your actions.

Equip yourself with the right gear, from stylish yet comfortable jodhpurs to sturdy boots and warm gloves. And don't forget those irresistible horse treats from our Horse Treats and Gifts collection. They can be your secret weapon in winning over your horse.

Lastly, remember that sometimes, it's okay to ask for help. If your horse's behaviour is causing safety concerns or if you're feeling frustrated, reach out to a professional. You're not alone in this rodeo. Happy horse riding, folks!