I just inheiritted a 23 year old quarter horse stallion. He's very calm and is halter broken. I'm very new to horse owning as I inheiritted him from a close family friend of ours who passed away recently.
So... the trouble we're having includes: he won't take a bit (he won't even open his mouth at all... completely clinched shut) and he stops in the middle of training and just stares at me. Those are the biggest issues that I notice... I'm brand new at this and I don't know how to correct it... I'm not sure how much training he recieved before I got him... and I don't know where I should start. There's only one decent trainer in town and she charges $400 a month (which I can't afford). ANY help that I can get would be greatly appreciated!!!