Sorry if I wasn't clear. I am talking about one colt. He is 6 months old and not yet weaned, but he is used to going places without his momma for a few hours at a time.
Unfortunately we have respect issues in general. He thinks it's fun to try to nip at me when I lead him or pony him. He turned and tried to kick me the other day and I laid him down and sat on him for 25 minutes. He is more respectful now, but I am afraid we are heading down the wrong path.
He does everything I want him to, but he has an attitude doing it.
He was gelded in mid December.
After all the feedback, I think I will try the rope halter again. I don't want to be "mean" to him. I love him dearly. But I need to get his respect somehow.
I don't have a round pen. A neighbor has one I can use, but it is too icy to use it now. I pony him out so he can stretch his legs and run. He likes to go out on rides w/me and my gelding. I have to pony him for about a mile, and when we get to the forest, I cut him loose to run and play.
At home, he lives in a pen, not a stall, but still, he doesn't have room to really run around like he should.