I have my arabian colt at a barn with a non-arab trainer, and I never learned how to make them pose for halter. I know you are supposed to put a treat in your hand and hold it above and in front of them and make them back up whenever they try to move their feet towards it until they stretch their neck, but my colt is working on a biting problem and I do not want him to associate food with my hands. Is there any other way to train him for it, or will I just have to wait out his biting issue?
Also, he is going to be a hunter/western horse most likely, and they are supposed to hold their heads much differently than other breeds. We are already working on holding his head higher and tucked, but will the pretty curve in his neck come with muscle or does that take special training as well? For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, I have added photos.