I could really use some advice, regarding my live-in landlords 4 horses, that we can't even get a halter on any of them because they will not allow anyone that close to them. I am an experienced horsewoman and have trained my own show horses. However, I do not have any experience in handling a horse that has never been handled before. My landlord is a 63 year old woman, with severe COPD. She is unable to go to her barn. She rescued these 4 horses. She received a call from a friend, asking her if she would take the horses because they had lost their farm. She said yes. When the horses were brought to my landlords place, the people backed the trailer up to the pasture gate and just opened the trailer door and the horses ran out. Not a single one had a halter on it. There is a gelding (unsure of age, maybe 6 or 7 yrs), a 2 year old mustang stallion, a 2 year old made and her 5 month old colt. My landlord was u aware of the made being pregnant when they arrived. The gelding and the Colt have progressed the most, over the last 2 months that I have been trying to work with them. They will now take apples or carrots from my hand. I can very briefly touch there muzzles. That's about it. The stallion will also take apples and carrots from my hand but will only allow me to quickly rub his nose after giving him the treats, then he quickly backs away. The mare, however, is very timid. She will, very cautiously, take treats from my hand, but if I make any kind of movement to touch her, she shies away. I really would like to be able to at least get these horses confident enough, that they will allow a halter to be put on them, so that they can be groomed and their hooves cleaned out and trimmed. However, I don't know the first thing on how to achieve this. I would so appreciate some advice on what to do. Thank you.