Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
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.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/