Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Completely agree with the posts above. Why is he tied while grazing? He's just a baby, doesn't really need intense work. Let his mind just do its thing, and give him this time to be a horse and figure things out. I'd work on manners for sure, whether that be with the "cowboy" kind of method, or just time with him.
I make every horse I work with learn some ground manners by simply walking. Walk backwards, sideways, forwards, stop, bring their head to the ground and let them think, turn and stand, allow them to submit by their own will, not by any force.
I'd really try and find some other horses for him to go out with. He's not learning anything except cockiness by being alone. Like a kid, he needs to be socialized in order to live a successful life.