I agree that if you are unsure how to train a horse you should get help. I'm sure you know that TBs can be very high strung and get frustrated quickly. The last thing you want is for Cosmo to blow up on you because he's frustrated and confused. It would be a good idea to pay someone reputable to put 30 days on him then go from there.
I believe that a good horse starts on the ground. Teach him the commands for walk, trot, canter in a round pen or on a lunge line. Then when you are in the saddle you can give him the verbal command and get a response. Also teaching him to yield to pressure will help you. This is just the way I do things though. Also, I'm not a horse trainer so I end up going to a local trainer if I need a horse started from the beginning.
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown
Last edited by BoldComic; 06-04-2013 at 05:00 PM.