New to training.. 10 month old colt.. Advice?
My aunt has several horses, and has had them all her life. She has two paints with excellent bloodlines. I have purchased a 10 month old purebred paint colt from her. He is absolutely gorgeous. He has been worked with a little bit... Not much. He does pretty well for the farrier and absolutely nothing scares him. I began desensitizing him with bags, ropes, random objects etc. I can rub every part of him and not one thing bothers him, which amazes me. He is very confident and sweet (though he is in that mouthy stage). I am planning on getting him gelded this winter, as he will be a year september 20th.
My horse trainer recently moved to new jersey, so I am pretty much planning on doing most of the training myself. I have had lessons in natural horsemanship. I have access to most of the Pat Parelli dvds and what not. He likes to do nothing but bite the halter when i try and put it on him, unless hes distracted. I have been feeding it into his mouth and letting him bite it (as suggested by my trainer) and eventually he does give it up.
I need some advice on teaching him to lead and accept the halter without pretty much wanting to eat it. Also any tips on training would be great. He really is a gorgeous, well built little colt and I would love to get off to the right track with training.
Thanks for all your help!!
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