Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
As others have said, just keep him used to people being around him. Touch him all over (I mean ALL over - ears, nose, belly, around his stifle and sheath, between his bum, legs, etc etc, you want him comfortable with ANY place being touched.) You want to instill good manners in him early, so no nipping or rearing up at you (it's "kyooot" now, but it won't be when he gets bigger!) Get him used to you putting your fingers in his mouth (handy when it comes to deworming him!) and get him used to you picking up his feet.
If you want, you can start getting him used to things around him as well, like blankets, tarps etc.
Other than that, just let him be a horse, there will be time enough when he's older to do the training thing :)
Good luck! Have fun with your bundle of joy!
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