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        02-10-2009, 02:04 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Question New horse

    I have a 10 month old arabian colt. I have had him about 2 months. I have always ridden horses just never been the one tendind to everyday things and definitely never trained any. So if anybody has any kind of tips on taking care of him and when I should start working on training him PLEASE let me know!! THanks so much!
         
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        02-10-2009, 02:30 PM
      #2
    Foal
    You have plenty of time.

    You have plenty of time. I would just get your ground work done now. Take it slow. Pick up his feet, trim his ears and bridle path, teach him to lunge, maybe put a light saddle on him. Most people would tell you that a horse is ready to break in at age 2. For a light breed horse like an arab. I suggest 3 or 4 because most horses are not done growing until 4.
    Just keep it simple. Work on things like loading, trimming, lunging, put the bit in his mouth. Rub him with a plastic sack to help him get over some fear he will have to the saddle.
    I also suggest that if you have never trained a horse before that you send him to a trainer for at least 30 days before you ride him.
    Good luck
         
        02-10-2009, 02:32 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Training starts right away! :)
    Teach him to pick up his feet not only to be picked out, but in positions like the farrier will put him in.
    Teach him to walk forward, back up, move sideways
    Teach him to put his head down, right, left, and up.
    Teach him to tolerate being brushed, head to toe.
    Feel free to teach him about the hose (when its warmer of course.) on his legs..
    Teach him to respect your personal bubble.
    And remember, just because he's cute doesn't mean that's a golden ticket for being rude and pushy. :)
         
        02-10-2009, 02:37 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thanks so much. I have been walking him and brushing him and attempting to pick his feet up. He is extremely jumpy, and here lately loves biting me and not playing. He really only lets me pet his back and he becomes horrible when I just rub his legs but I have picked his feet up.. The big problems right now is the biting and now he has learned to aim at me to kick... I def. Want to send him to a trainer later on but I want to make sure im doing what I can now. And about him giving me space doesnt really happen he tries to push me or run in front of me and stuff but I don't let him get away with it.
         
        02-10-2009, 02:37 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by elliotthorse    
    You have plenty of time. I would just get your ground work done now. Take it slow. Pick up his feet, trim his ears and bridle path, teach him to lunge, maybe put a light saddle on him. Most people would tell you that a horse is ready to break in at age 2. For a light breed horse like an arab. I suggest 3 or 4 because most horses are not done growing until 4.
    Just keep it simple. Work on things like loading, trimming, lunging, put the bit in his mouth. Rub him with a plastic sack to help him get over some fear he will have to the saddle.
    I also suggest that if you have never trained a horse before that you send him to a trainer for at least 30 days before you ride him.
    Good luck
    I agree, you couldnt of put it better.
    Also if your not sure what your doing maybe get an advanced horseperson around when your doing it just so they can observe and tell you if they feel your should do anything different. You wouldnt think so but even if your just a little bit nervous the horse would pick up on it and they wil then get worried by thinking there is something to be nervous about. Therefor if you have someone else around even if they are just watching from outside a round pen of the other side of the pasture just so they can see but don't get in the way.. their feed back can really boost your confidence and the next time you go to work with your horse you will feel like a weight has been lifted off your sholders. Even if you didnt realise you were nervous in the beginning. Your horse will also pick up on this and think oh ok well she isnt nervous I guess I shouldnt be either. This will help both you and your horse gain confidence and a better relationship. As he is only 10 months old you have a nice long time to get a strong relationship and trust build. Don't rush anything though. Remember back to when you was in school, if a teacher rushed a subject you would get confused and maybe not understand the next part of the lesson so make sure your always listening to your horse. And have fun. Good luck
         
        02-10-2009, 02:38 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I meant to say I have only picked his two front feet up! Sorry. And it took me almost 45 minutes to do that much!
         
        02-10-2009, 02:41 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jemmamalone    
    I agree, you couldnt of put it better.
    Also if your not sure what your doing maybe get an advanced horseperson around when your doing it just so they can observe and tell you if they feel your should do anything different. You wouldnt think so but even if your just a little bit nervous the horse would pick up on it and they wil then get worried by thinking there is something to be nervous about. Therefor if you have someone else around even if they are just watching from outside a round pen of the other side of the pasture just so they can see but don't get in the way.. their feed back can really boost your confidence and the next time you go to work with your horse you will feel like a weight has been lifted off your sholders. Even if you didnt realise you were nervous in the beginning. Your horse will also pick up on this and think oh ok well she isnt nervous I guess I shouldnt be either. This will help both you and your horse gain confidence and a better relationship. As he is only 10 months old you have a nice long time to get a strong relationship and trust build. Don't rush anything though. Remember back to when you was in school, if a teacher rushed a subject you would get confused and maybe not understand the next part of the lesson so make sure your always listening to your horse. And have fun. Good luck

    Thanks so much.. Only problem with that his where I have him he is the only horse and nobody around me really likes horses or knows enough about them?
         
        02-10-2009, 02:41 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Keep at it just be patient and consistent. He'll come around but stand your ground and don't let him get away with things like biting and kicking.
         
        02-10-2009, 02:45 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crystal8489    
    Thanks so much.. Only problem with that his where I have him he is the only horse and nobody around me really likes horses or knows enough about them?

    Ok well could you maybe ask a friend who likes horses or even record it and put it on the forum im sure someone can give you some advise... I would like to help you if you was to post the vid.
         
        02-10-2009, 02:47 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jemmamalone    
    Ok well could you maybe ask a friend who likes horses or even record it and put it on the forum im sure someone can give you some advise... I would like to help you if you was to post the vid.

    Okay I will try that! I will let you know when I get the video thanks for your help.. you have always answered my questions I appreciate it!
         

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