Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
Yes, we all struggle to be with our own horses, least I do too, and I work with horses on a daily basis, but someone else's, not my own. :)
When you go out to feed, take a few extra moments to say good morning or good evening to them, take this as an opportunity to go over them, make sure there are no marks, cuts, or bites that may need or should have your attention. Run your hands over them, talk to them, they appreciate that as much as riding them.
Take feeding time, if you do feed grain and/or supplements as a chance to practice training. If you give them grain, have them back up and wait while you put it in their feeder, move them to one side of you with your body posture. If you give treats, the horse should take it gently from you, if you feed they should walk a respectable distance from you. Pick up their hooves, clean them, brush them off, all these things are calming to both rider and horse.
If I may ask, why did you get 3 horses if you have no knowledge of what to do? I do also encourage you to get someone to give you riding lessons on the horses, or the one you ride. See if they will come out to your house. Do you have round pen or a place to work with your horse?