I have a colt who's now 5 days old. Since day 2, me and my helper have been putting a halter on him, leaving it for for about 30 seconds/till he was calm, then taking it off. We've also been leading him around with our arms around him, and today I led him around with the halter on and my arms around him. He does pretty good with that. He'll accept the halter being put on him, but he doesn't really like it, he'll toss his head a little bit, and when I go to take it off he wants to hurry it up. Should we just keep doing this for a while, putting it on every day, maybe a couple times a day, taking it off...how long does it usually take for them to get used to it? When can I start introducing him to leading with a lead rope? Also, he's kinda hard to catch. He'll usually bolt away when you get near him, but sometimes he'll stand still. But you can catch him if you squat down- he'll come to you. So how can I make him easier to catch? He's very playful and active and runs around all the time. I know he's only 5 days old, but I want to make sure he gets a good foundation early on.
Oh, and when could you start doing natural horsemanship training with him? Once he's old enough I would like to do join up with him; I've done this with two other horses, including his mother, and they've responded to it really well.
Thanks in advance!