I am new on here and this is my 1st thread so apologies if this has already been covered but I couldn't find an answer.
I am buying my 1st youngster in 3 weeks. I have been involved with horses since I was a kid so I know my way around a horse. However I have never had one younger than 5.
The horse I am buying is a cob type and is just 2 years old.
I have always wanted to break in my own horse so thought I would give it a try.
I have been making myself fairly comfortable with clinton andersons methods but my question is:
On the 1st day when I get my new horse to my yard what is the best thing to do with it?
I don't have a round pen and the horse has to be kept in isolation of a week before it can be turned out with the others. So it can go in it's stable or in a field by itself.
So do I turn it straight out in the field?(and risk never catching it again.) put it into the stable? (and let it create.)
It will obviously be very stressed from the traveling and change of scenery and strange place.
Would it be best if I got it straight into the school and start it's 1st session although i'm worried this may just stress it out futher.
Please tell me what your opinions are as I want to get the best start possible with my new youngster. Obviously I don't plan on breaking it in for another year at least.