Mymonkeyhero: I was in your shoes exactly 2 months ago, Koda didnt have NO respect for me at all,he always tried to nip and bobbing head at me, he was very disrespectful.Now only 2 short months and LOTS of learning from internet and everyone on here
, I have learned alot, I spent every minute that I could with him, leading him out to the yard (where theres more grass) and talking to him, grooming, petting,sometimes hours a day, I always made sure I went out everyday even if it was just to feed him.now I am lunging him to walk, trot, canter. I can left his feet to clean. I have even saddled him and rode. But what I'm tring to say is DON'T GIVE UP. He will come around. You are at the right place, these people know what they are talking about. You can also go to youtube.com and watch some videos on horse training. Good luck, keep us updated on your progress.