I just acquired a 8-9 month old filly.
I rode a few times years ago but never actually took care of a horse.
Looking for a good beginner friendly forum.
I have no information on my girl, only that she was taken along with her half sister from an neglectful situation.
My girl does well on being caught, actually walks right up to me and lets me lead her around. In the past week she has progressed to letting me put a saddle pad on her back. Yes I am fully aware I can't ride her any time soon. I just want her very comfortable in every situation. I don't use treats but focus on praise verbally and with touch. I give "treats" when our session is done and it is nothing more than a nibble of extra grain or one of those apple blocks. Tried real apple slices and she spit them out.
And as my signature suggests, I have a full house. :)