Originally Posted by smrobs
Taralynn, I can appreciate that you want to bond with him, but you won't do that by training him yourself. Actually, trying to train a horse by yourself when you really don't know what you're doing is a great way to destroy a bond and create trust issues in addition to all the behavioral issues.
If you want to learn how to properly train a horse, then you should really work with a trainer so that they can help you learn to handle any unforeseen behaviors correctly....instead of you trying to get them corrected after you get hurt.
Training a young horse isn't for the inexperienced because you just don't have the knowledge to know when to push and when to back off, you don't know when the horse is ready for something and when they're not. If you push a young horse just a little bit too far, they can blow up and injure themselves, you, and anyone else around.
Please, for your own safety and for the sake of the horse's training, please get some help from a good trainer. You'll be a better owner/rider/handler and you'll have a better horse for it....without the broken trust and broken bones.
I completely understand, and I do know a lot about horses, lots family have horses that I have worked with and ridden.. And I will be having help with training, my family knows a lot about training them, but thank you though :)