I just got 2 1/2 year old a month ago and need some help. I have finished and worked all my own horses for years, but this is my first starter. He is a really nice boy, and great on the ground. I have been on him three times now and just as a passanger type thing the first two rides. He is very calm and relaxed with every thing. The other day I saddled him up and decided it was time to get him started (Slowly) . He is very willing to move forward and didnt take much at all to get him into a trot for a lap or so. My question is...... How do I teach him to bend and turn and be soft to pressure??? On the ground I have been bending his head around to his sides and at his pole and it dosnt seem to take much of a pull on the halter to get him to bend. When I was on his back trying to get him to bend and turn he kinda just braced him self againt the pressure and went were he wanted to go. ??? I know its going to take time, but what are some things I can do, or what should I be doing?? Thanks so much for your help!! :)
I love my horses!!!