Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
I like Chase as well, or Copper or Mooney (i only say that because I knew a horse once named Mooney who looked an awful lot like that colt)
Again, just take it slow. He is young so he's got years to learn & gain confidence.
The best thing you can do is spend plenty of time with him. If he's sketchy, just go out there, fiddle around, pick uop poop, feed them, water, play with the other horses - pretty much anything to get him used to your presense & build his curiosity.
If he comes to you, pet him & move on until he starts to follow. Don't do too much if he's super nervous, like trying to rub him all over, unless he will allow it.
You can brush him as well as a trust exercise and eventually, when you feel he is ready, start brining ropes with you and getting him used to those. Luckily there is a 50/50 chance that he will be ready for new things lol
Get him used to being caught, having ropes throws over & around him, tarps, blankets, etc... trailer loading even. Just confidence building exercises but don't overdo it.
"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly." www.wildestheartart.com