I recently moved my horse out of a pasture tucked away in the country where he could generally do what he wanted to a yard near where I live.
Now though there are other horses around and when I try and lead him to the front of the stable block he will snatch the lead rope out of my hand and run around eating grass, squaring up to the mares and running away from me. He knows he's stronger than I am and I suspect he also knows I'm scared of him.
I know I need to teach him some manners and to accept me as his leader but is this possible for 1) a veteran horse of 24 years who's always had his own way and 2) A novice handler like me?
I know some of it is my own fault, I didn't know how bad he was when he was given to me or I wouldn't have taken him. I'd like to find a way to make him respectful that's safe. I love him but when this happens it makes me think I'm just never going to be a good owner.