Originally Posted by tinyliny
His balance seemed a bit off there. Have you looked in his ears ? I mean I wonder if his ears are itching.
He's super, super handsome and I bet he has an adorable personality. Watch out. If you haven't already, you're going to fall in love with him. Don't let his cuteness factor stand in teh way of being a firm leader for him.
Yeah his ears are shedding so he constantly wants scratches. I think he got a rock in it on the video. I was going to stop filming but then he wanted to roll again. I haven't let his cuteness get in the way, I've been making sure to not let him get pushy. He has tested, but I let him know right away he can't be pushy. He is learning quite well.
One thing I don't know if its bad or not is when he gets nervous he kinda leans on me.. I always pat him and let him know its safe and he stops. I haven't shoved him off though.
It's not when a horse isn't paying attention, stepping all over you and invading space, it seems like he wants reassurance when he see's something he weary about.
I've definitely never had this connection with a horse before. He is very in tune with me. When we are in the pasture I don't even use a lead he leads perfectly without one. I wouldn't trust him off lead not enclosed, but I am so amazed with his personality.
They swore up and down that no one has been able to work on his feet, and that he was very high strung.
It took me less than ten minutes to teach him to lift his feet for me. And now he doesn't care when I stretch his legs and clean his feet. The farrier will be here Thursday, so I guess that is the REAL test, but I just do not see this high strung beast they said. Even when I met him for the first time, he walked right to me and wrapped his neck around me. They claimed he didn't trust men, but he is very nice to my husband(even though the husband is scared of horses). :)
On the plus side, I have a trainer up the street who said if I need her she will take him to her barn for training. So if he ever decides to get to much for me I have a great resource ready to train him for me. Not too terribly high priced either! :)