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He looks more like 2 to 2 1/2 months.
If you have him in a corral, you can start by just asking him to move. Then, turn him. This gets him to watching you, and paying attention to what you are doing. Get him to where he will face up to you, and give you both eyes.
Once you can move him easily, turn him either direction, get a rope on him. You are NOT going to tighten it down and choke him, it's merely a connection between you and him. Once you have that, You can start working your way up to him. At first, just rub between his eyes. Then back off, and do it again.
Keep at this until you can handle his head fairly easily. Then it's time for a halter.
I always left a drag rope on my colts. They were by themselves in corrals, and in all the years I raised colts, I never had one get hurt by this. That rope has a lot of lessons in it for them to learn that are valuable later in life. They learn that if they step on it, it's not a big deal, just step off. Saves reins later on. Once you have that on him, he's done for the day.

He's not going to know what grain is. Put a pan in there, and just a bit. He's going to tip it over and its going on the ground, so don't over do it. It will take him a few days to figure out it's ok to eat. This is normal. Put all the hay he can eat in there, he's on the thin side. Get him wormed soon as you can as well.

Ok, now time for the work. You will only be spending around 10 minutes on each lesson. He does not have a long attention span right now, and he's going to tire easily. The important thing at this stage is to let him win. ALWAYS finish on a good note. Don't grind on something until he does it wrong. He gets frustrated, and you've set yourself back a bit.

Start by asking for just one step sideways. Pull his head to the side, and just a firm continual pull. No yanking. Once he moves that foot, ease up. Its the ease up that's his reward at this point. Then, ask again. Soon you'll be having him go in a circle, he's leading and he's not even aware of it. Always be liberal with the praise when he does it right. Get him to going both ways, and you're done for that day. Leave the halter and drag rope on him. Makes him easier to catch until he figures it out.

I did a lot of Clinton Anderson methods with my colts with the lead ropes. I never left my longer ropes on my colts, I had shorter ones for that. By swinging the longer lead all over the colt, around his legs, between then, over his back, under his belly, it gets them used to being touched and things moving around them. The more you do, the better he's going to get.

Every day, 10 minutes, let him win. Soon he'll be leading and looking forward to your coming. The day you go out to him, and you see/hear him nicker, thats your reward for a job well done. He's halter broke, broke to tie, and it's been so easy!
 

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Thank you for all the information. We really appreciate the advice and I'll look into Clinton Anderson methods! Luckily my others have all come to me started or finished. So, this will be a learning experience, but one worth moving through with our little guy. That is what our vet was guessing 2.5 to 3 months based off photos. Though, I know it's hard to know based off lacking nourishment.
Its really not that hard. Your colt will already look at you with both eyes, while it may seem small, that's really huge. Its the curious ones that are fun and easy. He's curious.
Since he's not been fed very well, you can use that to your advantage. Once he figures out you are the "bringer of food", he's going to be looking for you.
Getting them to lead is both fun and easy. You can do this! The easy ones are fun, but its the tough ones that make you a better horseman.
The earliest I weaned one was 3 months. He turned out just fine. When you can, get this lil guy wormed. He will grow much better once he's not hosting an entire worm population in his belly.

Have fun and enjoy your colt!
 
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The Clinton Anderson thing on foals is NOT about moving their feet. Its a process where you get the colt used to being touched, and not flipping out over little things. It's a VERY good process.
I have raised a lot more than a few colts. I used his method on all my colts and very successfully. There is a LOT more to just "moving the feet". With foals, it's about getting them used to having things touch them, being around their feet and legs, getting them used to things that move and make a noise.
I never had any complaints with how my foals were started with it. Its easy to do, and it works. One cannot compare how he handles older horses, to how he handles foals and new borns. Totally different.
 
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I bought the set of 6 dvd's. Watched them over and over. Loved them! What he teaches for foals really works.
 
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