I am completely new to horses. I've never owned/ridden a horse before these past few months, though I always use to read about them in my childhood.
My aunt and uncle have a goat farm that I spend a majority of my time at, and on that farm they have a Mustang named Comet that was given to them a few years ago. They aren't horse people, he just kind of hangs around with the cows donkeys and llamas(which are no friends of his!).
My aunt and uncle recently told me that Comet was mine to do as I pleased with, and were open to the idea of training him.
Which brings me back to the whole being new thing. I don't know much.
Comet's hooves are finally trimmed and his leg has healed from falling in a hole a few months ago, so I thought I'd start with leading him around. Is this a good starting point? I basically just brush him now. He doesn't really want to move with me, and no matter how many videos I watch on the subject I can't figure out how to make him keep moving more than a step or two. He isn't aggressive at all, just very still. It takes me about an hour to move him half the length of a football field sometimes. I don't give up or get angry. I gently urge him onward and let up when he moves. One time (just one) he started walking with me. That ended pretty quickly.
It's easier now that I've got him away from the llamas, but he still isn't very willing to move with me.
I know that being completely new to horses and attempting to train one is not smart, but there aren't really many options. Any helpful tips or fun facts to get me on the right track? Am I starting at the wrong place?
I don't plan on giving up!