You are not allowed to catch and keep a wild horse. They are protected and owned by the Bureau of Land Management. Instead, you can contact them and ask to adopt a wild horse. That is possible in many cases.
Staying Safe Around Wild Horses
An older feral horse will, almost invariably, take a lot of time and effort. It’s kind of like trying to tame an older feral cat. Individuals vary. Horses take a minimum of six weeks to be trained appropriately, and then that is only to a minimum standard.
Basically, your goal is to get the horse to trust you enough that you can approach it safely and prepare it for riding. Catch the attention of the horse (make sure it’s looking at you) then be as calm as possible so it knows you’re not a threat. Slowly reach out your arm and let it get used to your scent.
4- Many horses like to be rubbed on the neck, shoulder, hip, or on the chest. Some horses enjoy having their heads and ears rubbed. Horses often groom each other on the whither, so this would be a good place to try too. 6- If your horse does not want to be pet or moves away, do not be upset.
Wild horses can be the most dangerous and unpredictable simply because they lack socialization with humans and are innately timid until they’ve had repeated handling and human interaction.
If socialized to human contact, horses usually respond to humans as a non-threatening predator. Humans do not always understand this, however, and may behave in a way, particularly if using aggressive discipline, that resembles an attacking predator and triggers the horse’s fight-or-flight response.
Size – Minimize the size of the paddock or corrals. There should be at least 600 square feet per horse but paddocks should be less than one acre.
The only truly wild horses in existence today are the Przewalski’s horse native to the steppes of central Asia. The best-known examples of feral horses are the “wild” horses of the American west. … Australia has the largest population of feral horses in the world, with in excess of 400,000 feral horses.