I was perusing a blog which linked to this website which is basically an advertisement trying to get horse people to buy their advice on how to catch a horse – for the low, low price of $2.99. This “special report” claims it will “change your life” and “transform your relationship with your horse.”
I’m sorry, but solicitous websites like this really annoy me. There is so much FREE advice on the internet these days, who would pay even $3 for something like this? The hyped up description has so many negative emotions thrown around, its like this “author” is trying to capitalize on poor, frustrated horse-people.
Most of the time I can catch her within 5 minutes, but there have been days where I pursue her for a full HOUR. Earlier this year, there were three occasions in a row where I could not catch her at all. That had been a first, and it really bothered me. A lot.
I had to set emotion aside and use logic to devise a plan to catch her. I’m proud to say, it worked out great. And here is my strategy, free of charge.
I couldn’t think of a way to make the 150 acres of luscious grass less desirable, so I needed to make myself and the prospect of her getting caught more desirable.
First and foremost, make sure you are putting out positive energy when you go to catch your horse. If you’re in a bad mood, if you have a rock in your shoe and you are uncomfortable, or if you start to get stressed out, no animal is going to want to come and hang out with you.
Secondly, have a clearly available reward for your horse. A yummy treat that they can see, hear, and smell works best. If you have a tiny treat in your pocket, that will not be as tempting as a delicious bunch of carrots hanging from your hand. Crack one of those carrots so they can hear and smell it.
|Actual bunch of carrots costing $0.99|