Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Zealand.. Aotearoa.. Land of the long white cloud
What to do with my young horse.
so, I have a 14 month old gelding. He's a dork. He hadn't done anything before I got him and I have now had him three months. You could not catch him, but once caught he would run away, taking his rope with him. He was nervous of everything. You could not even pat him. He now:
Can be caught
Leads at walk
Leads at trot
Moves off pressure
Backs up on command
Can have his feet picked
Can be bathed
Has had some bombproofing (towels flapping around him, walking over poles, road cones etc)
Next show season I am going hard out at inhand showing with him.
What do I need to do before then? I have my list of what to work on but I feel like Im forgetting something.
So my question is, What else does he need to do in preparation for inhand, and what should I be doing with him before he gets too big. Lol. His father is 16.3hh and his mother is 15.2hh. Most of his siblings are big.
Thanks in advance :)