I need to help work with a mini to stop him from being put down. He was not socialized growing up (he's 2) and therefor lacks social skills with humans. He has severe biting behaviors and isn't afraid to kick either. I have personally decided to work with him (with permission) to get him to and adoptable state so that he can have a future. The problem is I have never done any work with horses that have biting and kicking behaviors so I don't really know where to start. My goal would be for him to be lead-able (which he is decent at already), groom-able (this is one time he really likes to bite), and have him be more friendly to humans ( I will go out to sit with him in the pasture and he will just come up and bite and kick out with this front legs at me.
He was bought at a garage sale as a "gelding" only for the people who bought him to find out otherwise. They then abandon him and he was rescued through my areas local rescue. He was then put out at the barn where I board my horse since he wasn't "adoptable" yet. To just wait there until they do something with him. He is tied to a stake with a long rope all day and then put in a stall at night. He is solitary and does not get anytime to be with other horses.
I think by the time the rescue has the ability and time (they are very busy) to start working with him it will be even more too late then it seems it is now. He is cute little guy who I know has really sweetness deep down. But he was not socialized and needs help. I don't want him to die because he wasn't given any time to be worked with. That's not his fault. So I have decided to do it. To hopefully "save" him. But, as I mentioned I have never encountered these particular behaviors before and do not know where to start. So if you could give me advice on how to start working with him I would really appreciate it! As would he <3