Originally Posted by Nina
Tried that also and unfortunatly it didnt work, I found it rather dangerous actually as the colt stopped and started backing up and rearing as I had to try and keep control of my mare and the balsitic colt that didnt want to move forward, so a good thought but unfortunatly not one that worked for me. I always used contact as a reward I don't do treats only now and again as I do not want a nippy horse and I certainly do not hit my horse or show my frustration and try my best to keep calm and that just makes the situation worse, I find it much better to ingnore the bad and over praise the good.
Honestly...I don't think you are ready to train a horse, if you can't find the will to gain control of this young horse's feet...you don't have to be cruel to do so, but you have to be willing to BE his leader, and he has figured out already, from reading about his behavior, that you are not. Get a trainer who can work with you one on one, or find someone who has the knowledge to properly raise and train him, and count your loss before you or him get's injured.
I know this sounds harsh, but I've seen one too many horses and owners get heartbroken and injured over the years because the owners bit off more than they could chew.