Originally Posted by zarah
Hi from New Zealand. Your horse just needs his 'brain' waking up. Get hold of a copy of the Parelli Horse Games DVD - horses play and love it. These games done on the ground really make them think and open their amazing brains. You have an Arab (the Rolls Royce of Horses) and I can guarantee he will be very, very intelligent but you have to 'wake up his brain' he has not had to use it (maybe never) but these games bring quick results. I have a young horse and three ten minutes sessions are all it takes to teach her a game. Pat Parelli has developed these games by watching horses in paddocks play together, and exert their authority (or not) over each other. Even the worst horses that have been given up on are retrainable if you just give them time. Keep your bitless bridle they are the best thing invented. The Red Indian tribes and Arab Horsemen never used bits and they are rated as the best. Hope this helps.
All due respect, Zarah-they have found a trainer who is working for them. To suggest that a 14 yo kid get some P Pepperoni videos and start doing stuff based on the videos by himself is....errr...a bit silly, IMO. And, BTW, Arabs are not everyone's idea of the "rolls Royce of horses". The OP is on the right track. Why would you feel the need to derail them.