Spooky learned how to lead with the Sierra Horse Halter a year ago, during one session with PFL owner, Gail Springer. Previous to this halter, he would literally take off and drag his owner. The halter helped tremendously, but the owner had such a difficult time catching him, that he gave up even trying. The owner only used the halter one week, after giving up altogether.
As soon as I got the halter on him, Spooky remembered what to do. He collected himself and acted like a scared gentleman. We practiced leading to remind him. He never pulled once, even though he was quite fearful. Since Spooky had never been tied, we decided to tie him to a tree, before putting him in the horse trailer. He only pulled back one time while being tied. Once we were confident of his ability to stand tied, he was ready to go into the trailer. With just a little encouragement he stepped right into the trailer, and stood there till he was tied. That is when I knew his new name would be Courageous, Cory for short.
Spooky has had the same home since since he was 6 months old. Stepping off that trailer, Spooky died and Courageous (Cory) was born! We built Cory a small corral within my horse's paddock. This is only temporary until I have gained his trust and he follows me willingly. Below are pics of his introduction to my three Paso Fino's. I chose to leave the Sierra Horse Halter on for the afternoon. The evening ended with me taking the halter off, one more necessary positive touch.