Ok! So! I have a second horse, and I couldn't be happier!
He is 4 years old, never trained, lightly handled, yet still so amazing!
So, because he actually already knew me, he started his training the day I bought him!
There is so much to do! But, some of the more 'annoying' things are super easy on him! Things like picking up his feet (hasn't been done in over a year but you'd never know it!) and worming! My mare is HORRID at worming and no amount of 'practice' makes her easier, so that's just the one thing I expect out of her. He wormed like a dream! O_O I was amazed to say the least. Worming has always been a battle....the fact he took it like nothing makes me so very happy!
Anyway, back to training lol. I did some other desensitizing with a neon orange winter blanket (didn't have a tarp available lol) and he freaked out the first few times but eventually let me get it on him.
I look so forward to every bit of work I do with this horse because of his quickness of learning, willingness to please, and acceptance of discipline. (just a quick jerk on the lead and he's fully attentive...for a few moments anyway lol)
I'm SO excited!!!
Don't mind the tail, previous owner let it mat beyond saving x.x
Also, I worked him on a long lead rope....he did WONDERFUL! I put him in the round pen, and he got just a little over excited lol. But after a short while he calmed down and started to listen. I FREAKING LOVE THIS HORSE!
One more thing...He's been renamed...Cajun!