Originally Posted by Solon
This is good and bad. There may be a time that comes up where someone else will need to handle him and you don't want them getting hurt. My boy is the same way. He's good with me and the BO, but someone else, who gets intimidated by his size and he loses confidence and will sometimes freak out. So it's good to get others to be able to handle him as well.
I'm working on it but NOT if I'm not there. He's not safe for other people yet and that's exactly what I don't want is someone getting hurt. Today the farrier had his 5 year old daughter out at the barn with him and after I was done riding Sammy I gave her a pony ride on him. He didn't shake or stumble or anything and she was so excited and happy and gave him lots of love. She even helped me untack him and he didn't even bat an eye so I think we're getting better with strangers. She was a very confident little girl though. On Tuesday I'll have a few more people at the barn and I'll have all ages to work with him.