Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
I have a 3 1/2yr. old we've just started this fall, he was born here from my mare so I've raised him and know him. I took my time with him, did ground work, lunging, desensitizing, etc.......a friend works with him with a saddle/bridle, I work with his rope halter and bareback pad. He's now off for the winter and we only got as far as walking off with the squeeze. He stands perfectly still while mounting and doesn't move till I squeeze/cluck for him to go. I also use Clinton Anderson's methods and I find it very good at teaching the horse respect for the owner and learning the horse to look to me for guidence.......before we ever got on him I also did alot of using a stool and hanging over him bareback, swinging around, touching him, etc. and when I finally did get on I knew he was ready and so was I.
My horses are the joy in my life.....