Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
• Horses: 0
wear gloves, babies are in a wonderful time in their lives and can just unexpectedly get "happy" - at your expense.
He has trouble understanding left or right? Or just moving off in any direction?
Tap like ^ said lightly...w your left hand to get him to go forward (in any direction), never pull. Since he is a little feller,be sure to gauge where the whip end will "tap" before you start. If you do not know what his response will be to a tap, be ready the first time (like I said, gloves are always good). Cluck each time so you can replace the tap w a cluck.
You have to be extremely patient. I often find babies can be shown something and not seem to comprehend it much, but after they "sleep on it" (i.e., a day later) you can tell it did sink in to some degree.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.