My dad bought a 5 y/o Paint gelding. He has never been around horses before (Dad) and the first time he tried to ride Pinto (The horse) He took off in a bucking fit. We had the old owner come up and try to ride him, and he did the same thing, and even reared over backwards.
(We think he was in pain because his feet were HORRID) *Told my dad not to ride, but who wants to listen to their 16 year old?*
So now I have been trying to re-train pinto, he has been wonderful. I gave him about a month to get used to me and get a connection, and practice with the saddle.
Now my question:
He has only had the bit in his mouth once. So how would I go about training him with a bit. I am thinking probably using a snaffle bit. But how can I get him to know the pressure of the bit and the pressure of the bosal/hackmore that he has been using?
Now, don't jump at me, I was not the one that bought the horse, but I don't want this good boy to go to waste so I have been trying to work with him since my dad hasn't really been up there at all to see him...
. (I have never trained a horse before, but I have seen pro trainers and friends train, so I have somewhat of an idea.
But enough blabber, can anyone help me??
(Sorry for the longness!)