Originally Posted by EstrellaandJericho View Post
This has never happened before, it is a worry. I am a worrier, its because I do my best to look ahead at possible problems that may occur, and I am trying to find the best ways to prepare for them. This is two weeks away from happening. I am looking for ideas, games, things like that to prepare for moving him. I figured this would be a great place because there are lots of people and lots of great minds out there that would have good ideas to prepare and maybe include things that I didnt think of. This comment is unhelpful.
But thanks for the lesson, next time instead of asking this forum for ideas I will just think of them myself.
Thank you everyone else for your advise.
Sorry you took my comment the wrong way, as I was trying to say you have some homework to do, BEFORE leading him out of his comfort zone.
This horse has pulled away while being lunged-correct?
Therefore, I would make sure, in his comfort zone, before you lead him outside of it, you get both of you familiar with equipment that will help you keep control in the worst case scenario
For me, that would be introduction to a stud shank run under the chin. Others might prefer a Be Nice Halter. You might not need to use the effect/advantage of either, but just like brakes, are nice to have, just in case.
What will happen if he does spook, throw a tantrum, and pull away again, or even perhaps run over you?
At best, only some more negative training, at the worst, a wreak!
I don;t ride a horse out by himself, until he is riding 100% at home, nor do I take him to shows, until he is ready for that, having the 'ingrained control
I have taken young horses to the booth at Spruce Meadows. These are horses I always lead around home, at shows, ect, with just a plain lead shank
However, leaving on Thursday night, walking the horse to the distant parking lot, with fireworks going off, on top of everything else, walking between parked cars I rather not dent, I lead that horse with a stud shank
That was my point-be prepared to handle any worst case scenarios, versus agonizing if they might happen!