All that would be left, is respect and who is the boss. Which I do struggle in unless its lunging them. I am more gentle and I am not used to raising my voice or being firm. I am used to the bond doing all the work for me, but with horses its different, and I am still learning a lot on how to be the leader. =] good luck on your horse, I am sure you will do fine. Post pics when you can!
i struggle with the other part
i am mostly business when i interact with them
i work 50-60 horus a week and drive 2 hours a day on top of that
so .. for me, time is the limiting factor
plus there are so many other things that need to get done
lived here for 18 months, and there are so many things i need to do
plant/prune fruit trees
clear brush for more pasture
cut firewood for winter
spend time with the wife and kids
prep my spring/summer garden
general yardwork .. ect.. ect..
would love to have just a few hours that is not earmarked for something else