So I just wanted to post thanks to all of those who gave me great training tips, I just wanted to report that Danny is getting huge! At a year old he is already 14hh, he lays on command, he ties, he picks up his feet. He has had a bit in his mouth and doesn't complain at all. He is a large puppy dog and follows me with out question. His only quirk is he won't cross mud, and I am working with him on that. And I have made the decision to geld him and he is much much happier now that he can be in a large herd. I did have a quick question though, I am having trouble getting him to lounge, mostly because I am new at this training game. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I get him started with walk trot and canter? Again thanks for everyone's input.