Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
• Horses: 0
Okay thanks guys. I'm feeling better about this. I've had a chance to work with and train with a number of draft horses as well as lighter horses, some of which where abused, so I believe I can keep my cool and patience while convincing him I'm not a horse eating monster. The draft techniques can obviously control him, I will have to learn with practice what ammount of strength he'll need to behave, but our stall work before going outside should provide a safe place to learn that. I'm glad to hear that its better to seperate him fror other horses to bond with me, I was afraid the move from massive herd to single pasture would be traumatic. My current schedule affords me the chance to work with him in short bursts throughout the day, or sit quietly for long lengths of time. I'm very excited. I can't wait to see how big he's grown since the last picture I recieved.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back ---Abigail Van Buren