I just wanted to sub in by saying GOOD GIRL! I'm glad to see a new horse owner asking questions and acting accordingly! And I'm super happy to hear that your starting with groundwork and building a relationship with your new horse BEFORE you throw a saddle on him and try to take off into the sunset!
Please keep us posted and ALWAYS feel free to ask questions on the Forum. Everyone here is very, very helpful and there is a wealth of knowledge to be learned from reading other peoples posts!
Welcome to the horse world and the Forum!