Hey all!!! Looking for some helps, hints, and techniques on training up a 16 month old gelding I recently purchased. I've been riding for close to 15 years now, nothing fancy just basic pleasure riding. This is my 3rd horse, yet is the first that I've had to train. My other 2 are both 16 year olds, one QH (trail horse) and one TN Walker (barrel racer). My daughter has expressed an interest in english riding and jumping, which brings me to my recent purchase (Arabian). So while she learns english riding, we'll be training this one up for her to use.
His previous owner hasn't done any training other than introducing the halter, leading, farrier, and trailering. So I'm almost pretty much starting from scratch. With the help of a couple very good friends, I'll be doing most of the training myself, and then handing off the horse to a trainer for jumps. So I'll also be picking the minds of all of you to help as well =)