Best way to tame safely instead of having it run out an about with you on it. Get ghillie get carrots. Feed ride. Have some on tapejara to push you up against rock and the horse and you will get stuck in the tapejaras wings and itll still tame. Or have a rex follow you on lowest and when the equus goes into a rock the rex will come behind it and get t stuck as well
When taming them it’s easier to ride them and give them one minor soothing balm and rock arrows until it’s tamed but kill anything that could hurt them I didn’t do that with my first one and a baryons killed it
I usually build a simple fence foundation and railing pen to use for passive tames. Then I’ll just take an Argy or a Dino able to carry them and drop them into the pen. That way they cant run half way across the map. Up if this helps you (:
When I was trying to find and tame my first equus it was pretty rare and always spawn near the raptors,therizeno,spinos,rexes,allos and other deadly Predators. But after I've tamed one I saw 3 equus spawning near Peaceful rivers many times lol
Tip for begginers-equus spawn mostly near rivers or forests. Before taming, you should watch the area carefully or else maybe when you have almost tamed an equus a carnivore may come out of nowhere and ruin your taming, Because most of the times I saw them spawning near rivers spinos there. But if you have Argy then just pick up equus and put it into a taming pen and there you go.
And also use kibble or carrots to tame it. Don't use berries otherwise it will take whole day to tame an equus.