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This is the best way to lead a colt. You can manage any kind of a colt in this way, without any trouble. For, if he tries to run ahead, or pull back, the two straps will bring the horses facing each other. This way you can easily follow up his movements without doing much holding, and as soon as he stops running backward you are right with him... All ready to go ahead.

And if he gets stubborn and does not want to go, you can remove all his stubbornness by riding your horse against his neck, thus compelling him to turn to the right. And as soon as you have turned your horse about a few times, he will be willing to go along.

The next thing, after you are through leading him, will be to take him into a stable, and hitch
him in such a way as not to have him pull on the halter.

Now. As the unbroken horses often are troublesome to get into a stable the first few times, I will give you some instructions about getting him in.


HOW TO LEAD A COLT INTO THE STABLE AND
HITCH HIM WITHOUT HAVING HIM PULL ON THE HALTER.

You should lead the broke horse into the stable first, and get the colt, if you can, to follow in after him. If he refuses to go, step up to him, taking a little stick or switch in your right hand.

Then take hold of the halter close to his head with your left hand, at the same time reaching over his back with your right arm so that you can tap him on the opposite side with your switch.

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