I have had my haflinger gelding for 18 days. He is 11.
Some people say I should get on him everyday and ride. Some say I should let him settle in, just get to know him.
I did get on him, had an ok ride, just in the pasture.
Noticed that I did need some help because he would evade the bit. Yes his teeth were floated the day after I got him, vet said he really didn't need it.
But was I pushing it? I led him around outside the pasture - he did great. Lunged him in the pasture and I thought he hated it, he kept bolting off. So I just put a lead line on him and walked him around and he did great again. Advise Please.