Well, the weather is finally being a bit more nicer, where I would actually be able to lunge Indigo just at a walk and trot for a few minutes.
Anyway's now im not sure where to start with him.
Im pretty positive he is broke, but I want to start on some ground work and work my way up a bit, just to improve our relationship and before hopping into a saddle and possibly being Bucked off or something of the sort !
( also I don't plan on doing any bit work, until I can get his teeth floated, but I bought that halter and the bit I was talking about !
the girl is coming on Sunday to bring it here ! )
As we know he doesnt like to stand still, but so far he is great, I can swing a rope over her wither and tell him to stand and walk away.
He lets me pick up all his feet, etc.
My only concern is once again, he likes to lift his head up abit, when I start putting on a halter, so what if he does that with a bit ! So I usually wait till he lowers his head, tell him good boy and slide it on, if he lifts it up, I put my hand on his poll and hold it there till he lower's his head and than tell him good boy. So far so good.
I think mostly I will have to work on mouth work, he doesnt really like having his mouth fiddled around with, so I think that will be an essential, so he doesnt turn out to be like pepper with taking the bit.
I don't think he really know's how to lunge, so I just started to introduce the lunge whip, with repetition, where if he moves away I pull it back and wait a bit than do it over, when he does what I want he get's a praise.
So I have started along the neck, and the back and withers, he has been pretty good, still back's away sometime's and not.
I would like to teach him to trot and canter, in hand. I was shown how to do it by a trainer but could someone give me some method's to start him off ? I know it is something that is good to work on.
Anything else you might have in mind I could work on as a goal, this winter for ground work that doesnt require to much energy and such, Just simpler things. :)