Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hells Burrito, Oregon
• Horses: 0
I would teach him to stop and woah with your command. He needs to learn that when your working around him, he is to stay put. Various area's around the barn "park" him. Ask him to stand and stay. Putting the leadrope around his neck wont hurt him, but make sure its not dangling down to his legs on the other side. Stand next to him, ignore him, and if he walks off, correct him and replace him.
Now for the bridleing part, he sounds headshy. Start desensitizing him, rubbing things over his head - but be careful to not stress him out. Im working with an OTTB that is only headshy when you touch his ears. just take it slow, hes got to figure you out as well.
Good luck :)