Tips for getting my 3yr old to gain confidence
I have a 3yr old whom i got from a kill pen early summer. He has come a long ways, is basically back to health, and is going well under saddle. He is basically a trusting and loving horse, but he every so often has moments where I can just see him tense. Just to look at his apperance he doesnt look tense, his head can be low ect, but knowing him, he just isnt as relaxed as he usually is. Sometimes this happens when i put his halter on/off, or if im ridding, or brushing...there isnt really a rhyme or reason that I can find. I have worked with him on accepting a tarp near him, on him, beside him ect. He was freaked at first, but now is like what ever and it seems when i point him at something new, he is like... "I can do it, its still not as bad as that tarp was". Anyways, i want to work on him some more with his confidence...i guess some might call this the parelli games? I dont really follow the clinicians....any tips?