Where to start!??
I am getting a horse!!!
well.. if he passes the vet check :P
ANYWAYS, all he has ever done is be a dude horse. And for the past few months, a ridden mount for hunting trips.
He walks, trots. Needs work on the canter, as he hasn't been asked to do it pretty much his whole life.
I am hoping to train him to be an all-round horse. He has amazing conformation, gorgeous color. 16.1hh. He is bombproof, gentle, and quiet.
His breed is unknown. He is 9 yrs old.
I want to teach him western pleasure, some barrels, and a bit of english (jumping).
I'm wondering, where should I start?
Of course, I need to get that canter down pat. But, after that.. where should I begin?
any advice is appreciated! thanks :)