I have recently brought home a new (7 month old) friesain/appy cross colt. He has a sweet, curious temperment and has really begun to settle into his new home. My question pertains to his manners. What are some of the “naughty” behaviors that I need to watch out for? Currently, he greets me at his stall door, he is turned out with a “nanny” mare and will hopefully be worked into a herd soon. He is learning all about picking up his feet and standing for the farrier. He will balk at times when being led and other times he might charge ahead or walk nicely beside me.
He has the genetic potential to get pretty large pretty quick so I want to nip some of this in the bud early on to start him on the path of good citizenship. I love working with this little guy but he sure makes me appreciate my 17-yo Oldenberg! Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated. :winkgrin: