Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Hi! Welcome! As far as I'm concerned, the absolute WORST thing you could do is rope him and throw a halter on him. Just spend some time earning his trust. Forcing him to play by your husband's rules will make him hard to handle in general. I hate horses that don't trust their humans, and that could very possibly happen. Once you can touch him all over, and hold his face, THEN you should try the halter. Gently, and easily, and calmly. And as slow as he needs. It will take time, but at 7 months old, what's the rush? As always, when all else fails, you can hire a trainer. I would also geld him asap (unless you intend to breed him...then I would hire a trainer). It will make life tons easier. Good Luck!!!!!!!