But, as I want to accomplish the same, and what is much more, learn the horse to lead in less than one hour, I shall give you a much quicker process of accomplishing the same end.
Accordingly, when you have entered the stable, stand still and let your horse look at you a minute or two, and as soon as he is settled in one place, approach him slowly. Keep both your arms stationary. Your right arm hanging by your side, holding the whip as directed, and the left bent at the elbow - with your hand projecting.
As you approach him, go not too much towards his head or croop, so as not to make him move either forward or backward, thus keeping your horse stationary. If he does move a little
forward or backward, step a little to the right or left very cautiously. This will keep him in one place.
As you get very near him, draw a little to his shoulder, and stop a few seconds. If you are in his reach he will turn his head and smell at your hand. Not that he has any preference for your hand, but because that it is projecting, and it's the nearest portion of your body to the horse.
This all colts will do, and they will smell of your naked hand just as quick as they will of any thing that you can put in it, and with just as good an effect. However much some men have
preached the doctrine of taming horses by giving them the scent articles from the hand. I have already proved that to be a mistake.
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