New to drafts and just purchased one.
If anyone has any advice please let me know. I am around 5 ft 4in and I weigh around 95 lbs. I am fourteen and I have owned two horses before my draft. My first horse I still own and he will do anything for me! He is soo small and fuzzy, he is only 12.1hh. I will keep him forever =). My second horse was a 16hh half blind appy gelding that likes to buck EVERYTIME I would go into a canter. Sadly we sold him because my parents found him dangerous. He is a very sweet horse and he is enjoying his life as an all trail horse.
Now on to my new guy. His name is Dozer, he is 6 and he is 18hh. His old owner was very bad. Not abusive just training him A LOT of bad habits! He use to run down hills(we fixed that for the most part), he use to walk all over people(he still does that to people with no experience, doesn't do it to me), he likes to establish dominance everywhere(through fences, on trail, etc.) and more. We are taking weekly lessons and he is getting better for sure. Yesterday was the first time anyone has ever rode him with out a bareback pad or saddle. He was a little weary then after being reassured by me for a while he was fine with it.
If anyone has training ideas or secrets, grooming ideas, good places to find equipment, and anything else. Oh, and I don't need a saddle or bridle already have those but I want a rope halter that isnt confusing and tha doesn't slip down his nose. I am putting up some pics, can you guys tell me about his conformation and weight?
Please keep in mind that these pictures are only possible after a lot of work. I will not post a picture of him before because he looked so poorly taken care of.
Thanks in advance!