Hi There, im new and was hoping to get some advice from some more experienced members.
I bought my first green horse this weekend and would like to train him myself so he responds in the way I would like (with the aid and guidance of my trainer of course)
He is a 6 year old leopard Appaloosa stallion(soon to be gelded) roughly 15.2hh. He is also a rescue, we think he was abused because he is very unsure of him self and very afraid of men-he had bitten his previous owner, hard, which is why he was given up.
(Please excuse his appearance- he thought rolling in mud would be fun. Will post more pictures once I have cleaned him up)
His registered name is Spotted Eagle, but I think I want to have his short/barn name be Chief- as he can also be registered as an American Indian Horse. Also, what colors do you think would look best with him? He's just grey with chestnut spots.
He has been under saddle both with and without a rider, but only in a round pen, and he needs a lot of work yet. Any tips or advice on how to boost his confidence and training in general?