Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Central Hill Country Texas
He is still figuring things out. His world just got rocked.
With thinking horses though, its like whack-a-mole. You put down one thing and it tends to pop up elsewhere. Same disease, different symptom. Time will show you what his needs are.
I would suggest being firm but patient. Reward the try and set him up to succeed in what you ask of him. Start small and build upon the successes he already has.
“You spend your whole life with horses and just about the time you think you have them figured out, a horse comes along that tells you otherwise.” –quote from my very wizened trainer