I need some tips on training!
I have an 8 year old paint horse. We bought him as a stallion and bred him to 2 of our mares. We were told he was rideable but we didn't actually try as we don't like to jump on stallions we don't know. We bought him for only $3000. He turned out to be the most unruly stallion ever! He tore down a stall, cracked a water trough, and tore down 3 types of electrical fencing! After a lot of consideration we decided to geld him and use him as a trail horse. After slowly working on him we got on him and ended up with knee surgery! We decided to send him to a trainer. After almost a year the trainer decided that he was to "stubborn." I don't know the trainer well so I don't know how he does things. I have decided that I am just going to bring him back and try too train him myself. This horse is very particular about the people he trusts. I want to build a solid relationship with him and teach him basically from the ground up! Any tips on what you think I should do? Thanks!