Hello! I have never trained a horse before but now I have three little miniatures who have never had any real training. So, I will describe each of there problems seperatly.
Copper: Copper is my gelding who is a people-pony. He will run up to you and then when you walk away, you hear little hooves following you! He walks on a lead but has no respect for my personal space. I beleive it is becoming a hazard as he could very easily run me over. He turns his butt to me and gets up close and when he is walking on a lead he practivly runs into me. He loves to run so we run on the lead but he comes up behind me and runs faster than me. I tried the clenton anderson oersonal space excersise where he has the stick and he tells them to back away, but copper just stood there and grazed! Another problem he has is that he won't lift his feet and when he does he tries to back up.
Bell: Belle won't walk well on a lead. I hope to show her so this is a MAJOR problem. If she doesn't want to go somewhere, good luck! She will sometimes walk well(i give her lots of praise when she does) but ten other times she just balks.
Misty: Misty is a 1 year old filly who before she came to me a few weeks ago, had never been handled except to eat. She refuses to walk on a lead or lift her feet. The little training she has, I did with her. She ould not be caught when I recieved her and will only walk on a lead if she is following bell somewhere and she doesn't often do that.
By the way, I only get to see them about once a week. Oh, and also, I did not buy htem, they were all gifts from my grandmother. I didn't want you guys to think I had chosen 3 poorly trained minis as my first horses to train!