After owning horses for twenty years i've had a break for the past five. I've done something very brave or very stupid, but it HAD to be done. I've decided to buy a yearling who's spent the past 3 months in the dark. In a 12ft by 8ft stable. He hasn't been halter trained, his feet have never been picked up, he's been groomed a few times. He's now weaned (which I think is the stupidest thing ever as teaching him manners with his mother there would have been a million times easier) and he is extremely miserable. I just can not bear to see him shut away every day. I've got plenty of time to care of him (i can keep him on my own land which has stables and plenty of pasture) I have patience and time. But i've never owned a yearling before. In fact the youngest i've own was 7. You're going to tell me im mental (i probably am) however he weaves, he box walks, he stamps, he's frustrated. I've been spending time with him in secret (the owner doesn't know- she's hardly ever there) so we already have quite a bond. Just need a few pointers and a bit of encouragement from you guys. It was either I bought him (ridiculously over priced so no one else could afford to) or she kept him locked up in there. She has 4 other horses who are never turned out or exercised. Animal welfare (RSPCA) are not interested as they are fed and watered. Any tips for my first week or two?