Very nice looking boy. The barn I used to work at primarily trained percheron/thoroughbreds so I know his type. They can be wonderful riding horses!
First of all, I hope you have a round pen to work with because you are really going to tire yourself out if all you have is that arena to work in. It can still be done, but it won't be the easiest way.
Secondly, do not let that big boy push you around AT ALL. DO NOT TOLERATE IT! This is important with all horses, but especially big percheron crosses like him. That might just go without saying, but I feel like I have to say it because in the video he started crowding in close to you and you backed up. Right before you said 'don't follow me' he was looking right at you and shaking his head up and down, which is what he would do to his pasture mates when he wants them to move out of his way (just watch horses in the pasture at feeding time, you will see what I mean) He was CLEARLY invading your space and testing you to see if you would stand your ground as someone higher then him in the pecking order, or if you would cave to his desires. Sorry, but you failed the test. Not trying to be mean, just telling you the truth and am really trying to help. It does not take much for a horse that size to hurt someone, even if they are not trying to (I am sure you know this already). I know you were holding the camera and were not holding a whip, but you should have a least waved an arm at him and stepped TOWARDS him, not away from him. Unless he really is going to run over you, kick you, strike you, stand your ground and make HIM move.
Honestly, I really am trying to help. Not just trying to be a know it all, because I don't know it all. I just know a little bit about training young percheron crosses. You say this is the first horse you will be training by yourself, that is great, but do you have someone to coach you? Someone to give you advice or lessons? Someone that has done a lot of training before? If not, FIND SOMEONE. Trust me, please do. I tried training my first horse all by myself without a coach and I ended up getting seriously hurt, an injury that crushed my confidence and took me a long time to come out of. You can train a horse, I believe anyone person with common sense can train a horse, but no one is born with a natural ability to train. It comes from practice and comes from learning from someone more experienced.
Best of luck. He is BEAUTIFUL! I am excited to see more of him. Just curious, what are you plans for him?
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