Deb, i know you know some of the story so glad i found this forum. I have a rescue thats never been worked with. Gelded at 4. Hes 5 now. Ive had him approx 6 months. Doesnt trust men and will come when he sees me, eat out of the bucket but will not let me get a halter on him. Just want to work on the basics. Ground manners and such. He has been terribly physically abused. He was tied to a tpost by his neck, barbed wire wrapped around his leggs one at a time for a person with zero qualifications but farrier tools and trimmed. His legs were sliced to pieces. He was a rack of bones. What can i do to help this horse trust me enough to put a halter on him? So i can then get a lead rope and start some kind of training? The halter he had on here was one he had had since he was a yearling. Cutting into his ears and nose. Somehow he got it off himself almost taking his ear off with it.