You can feed it then use a bola (which doesn’t lower effectiveness) and after that use fence foundations and walls to keep it in place and ride it for the duration of the tame. No need for it to run around randomly.
This stinking thing!!! So annoying!!! I was taming it on a cliff and I was a bit slow and it knocked me off. RIGHT INTO A SWAMP. I swear, while everything was eating me, sarcophagus, titanoboa and mega parana, I saw it laughing at me.
They are mostly found ( in my experience ) Where Carnivores are ( Raptors, Carnos, terror birds etc. ) So you really have to make sure the area is safe enough so you can hop on the equus and feed it. I hope this helps!