Originally Posted by QH Lover
The thing is, in the movie it suggests that Albert didn't really have any knowledge of horses. Yet he perfectly trains this crazy young horse. Like, Joey sees Albert and he decides he'll always submit and he'll be his "master"
Lorenzo bought a young horse and hadn't a clue as to how to handle them!
Back in the early 1900s all farm hands would have had dealings with horses so, he would not have been without experience.
As for a bond, yes, it is possible.