Ok so we bought a registered paint mare for my sister to ride almost 2 years ago this May. The owners failed to tell us that she had been bred since they were sure that she didnt take, but they were wrong. So that march she foaled and had a paint colt. We have decided to not geld him because of his good bloodline. We have 6 horses but we were not prepared for a foal. This colt is the first baby we have had around. I personaly want to geld him because of the fact that we had no clue on how to work with any foal especialy a colt. But my family decided to keep him a colt, show in halter and stud him out. So that means im stuck with training him I've trained horses before but I have never had to work with one so young ( the younges I've worked with was a 2yr arabian). The colt who we named Image, is now about an inch short of being as tall as our 7yr old arabian who is 14.3hh but his body is not quite as long yet.
I was just wondering if this the normal height range for a pure paint horse or is he going to be big? I would like to know what im going to be dealing with. I also know im not going to be doing this alone im having my trainer give me a few tips but Image isnt going to hsi barn.
Also lately he has been trying to 'play' with me as I am trying to work with him. Playing im mean rearing up beside me and trying to bite and run around me. But he seems to only do that once I strart to make him actualy think. Other than him playing with me like im another horse he is realy calm. When im not working with him he dosnt even atempt to bite me or anybody. Any sugestions?