Having issues with my colt

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Having issues with my colt

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        01-07-2008, 01:19 PM
    Having issues with my colt

    He's incredibly trainable. I can get him soft easily. But if we aren't set on an exact task (such as putting his head down, bending, lunging) he's a mess. He swings his head around, bites everything, including sometimes me, cuts in front of me when we're walking, or just runs me over. And I'm getting to the point where I'm afraid to work with him cause he's huge and I don't know how to control him.

    What should I do to get him to stop swinging his head around. That's the issue I have the hardest time with. That and the running over me when we're walking. It's so hard cause it's winter and there's no safe enclosed space to work with him. I'd like to start riding him this spring but not if he's acting like this.
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        01-07-2008, 01:42 PM
    Clinton Anderson (whom I prefer, but John Lyons also) have some very in-depth books and videos on teaching youngsters ground manners and polite leading at the stage you seem to be at.
        01-07-2008, 04:37 PM
    I agree, both of them have very good information. It sounds to me as though your colt needs to respect you more. You need to be the one at the head of his pecking order.
        01-07-2008, 07:11 PM
    I would try some Parelli with him. He definitely needs to learn to respect your space. Parelli has a "horsenality" chart you can fill out on their website and then gives you some strategies to help you deal with that "kind" of horse. To me, it sounds like your horse is a "left brained extrovert." I would suggest looking into it. www.parelli.com

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