Originally Posted by Zimpatico
Have you taken any lessons? I would find a good local trainer to either come to your farm and give you lessons, or go to a stable that has school horses to learn on. Nothing is more vaulable than learning correctly right from the start.
this is great advice!
Also, if you're comfortable enough with leading the horses around, take them for a walk (one at a time obviously). That will help you to establish leadership with the horse, confidence in yourself and can be fun adventure for the both of you.