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First I'd like to say that I am new to the forum! :) But I'd like to get right to this, because I need to know ASAP.

I have had my 4 year old TWH Gelding since he was 2, but I have just now recently had him moved closer to me from my uncles house.
He has not been handled or worked with in months and he has gotten a little wild. He still likes to have attention and be loved on, but he lacks ground manners. He is also broken, is okay to ride, but has a long way to go before he needs to be ridden. He needs more ground under saddle work.

I've thought about starting with the Parelli 7 Games for his ground manners and also for us to get acquainted and bond. What other steps can I take to get him in better habits? Any training tips or ideas that would be good for him?

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I think those are huge steps in the right direction! I do like the parelli games, I'm just not a huge fan of the buy my expensive stuff and friendly gaming them to death.

I'd say start laying the laws down on him if you haven't already. Only make good behavior acceptable. If you don't want him in your space while leading more him out, if you don't want him to nip you knock him in the nose, if you don't want him diving for grass reprimand him.

I'd also work on whoa and other voice command while lunging.

Anything specific your horse is doing?
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I think those are huge steps in the right direction! I do like the parelli games, I'm just not a huge fan of the buy my expensive stuff and friendly gaming them to death.

I'd say start laying the laws down on him if you haven't already. Only make good behavior acceptable. If you don't want him in your space while leading more him out, if you don't want him to nip you knock him in the nose, if you don't want him diving for grass reprimand him.

I'd also work on whoa and other voice command while lunging.

Anything specific your horse is doing?
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Thanks! I've used the Parelli games with another TWH who had no trust and had been heavily abused, after a couple weeks of that it was a huge improvement with trust and manners.

He doesn't understand the voice commands at all lol, he has had them taught, he just likes to ignore it.
When I am leading him, he tries to run ahead, he won't stand still, he tries to walk over me, and I also have problems catching him.

Most of his problems are obedience problems, he's very spirited and he has it in his mind that he will do whatever he wants. How can I break him of this and earn respect? I don't want him to be afraid of me, but I want him to know that it will not be comfortable for him if he doesn't do what is asked.
 
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