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I tried to catch Pistol last night, each time I got near him one of the other two would charge him, and then he’d flee from me. Everyone has some learning to do. But I was able to stuff treats into his mouth without the other horses seeing me do that. If they saw that, they’d be all over me. I am sure I’m over abusing the treat giving, but I want him to associate me with good things like treats. He’s gotten better about coming up to me, but the other two usually just chase him away. Pistol has a halter on 24/7 because he’s pretty hard to catch. If you grab his halter he will flip his head up and then get the hell out of there. It’s best if you just snap on the lead rope in one quick swoop. I don’t want him getting away with the head flipping. So I’m going to do some research on the head shy horse, because he’s headshy…big time. Other than that, we are taking it slow.