My suggestion is to do everything with them. Take them for walks. Get them used to scary things by showing them that they are ok. Get them used to flapping tarps, orange cones, flags.
Do some research on liberty training - you can learn a lot from that, and so can they.
You can also teach them to lunge.
That should keep the three of you busy for a few weeks at least!
If you are absolutely set on getting on... have them bareback and start leaning over them. Just for a few seconds at a time, never longer then they feel comfortable about having you there.
Last edited by yadlim; 03-24-2012 at 11:32 AM.