Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hi and welcome to the horseforum!
Sounds like you have a lot of questions concerning your horse and I don't know if I can really address it all. If you've only had him for three weeks, give it more time. You're still new at this and getting used to owning a horse. Spend lots of time with him, grooming, taking care of him, etc. Just get to know him, his personality, quirks, soft spot to rub. Leave the undersaddle work in the background for now and focus on some groundwork such as lunging. Start establishing a relationship of trust and respect through lots of quality time. Maybe have a trainer start working/schooling your horse as well? Hope this helps. Good luck!
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11