Originally Posted by staceyn
Guys your not going to believe this but before we was grooming him all over and even took him for a walk in the field this horse is unreal he was only handled two days ago this mornin I couldnt get near him then by the end of the day we did all of this ! One in a million
Oh I do, it wouldn't surprise me at all
Think about it in his terms, he has been pulled away from the only home he knows, he's had two days handling probably in a stable/barn which he isn't used to, he's had a halter put on, gone in a trailer/lorry and arrived somewhere completely alien. Poor lad doesn't know which way is up really at the moment.
Along you come, give him good things to eat, provide him with some sort of safety so he's decided that you
are his new leader and best friend and he's taken the path of least resistance - don't be surprised if there is one step forwards, two back briefly at times though. Sometimes when this happens it is like a switch being flipped. I have an unhandled yearling in right now, he's a real "I am - I will - so there
" sort of chap. He's been leading following another horse in, the only way he would move at all, yesterday he pulled away from me, then stood on his rope and couldn't get his brain around picking up his foot, so there he stood with his head held down, couldn't move ... I came along, shifted his weight so he could move and suddenly, after that he can't do enough for me.
Good luck and enjoy him.