I started off by just sitting with the horse for several days a week, in the corral and allowing him to get used to my presence and my voice. From there, I'd take him on walks on a lead rope and then we began ground work and went from there.
I'm planning to do this with this Quarterhorse, as well. Has anyone else done this? I'm worried that people at the ranch will think I'm weird for sitting in a horse corral, just reading and chatting with the horse (I'm a 27 year old adult, haha), but I really prefer to allow the horse to get to know me for awhile.
What do y'all think?