I attended a Monte Roberts clinic (given by Denise Sandmann) last weekend. I picked up one of the halters to see if it could keep Robby on the ground when he flits into one of his little tizzies. He's been on stall rest now since August, with (supervised) turn out in a small pen throughout the day. He's on the herbal supplement Rest Easy Gold and it's done wonders. My mom has been weaning him off of it to see if he can remain calm without it. This was the test.
I monkeyed around with him in the stall, brushing and scratching all of his favorite itchy areas. On went the red Monte Robers halter. I didn't even have to use the "training rings" he was a gentleman. He walked and stopped, and walked, and stopped based on my body language without even having to jerk down. This is without the stall rest supplement. He was great.
I think my little guy is finally growing up. Or, he's giving up thinking he'll never be able to run around the pasture with Cobrizo again.
The best part - he didn't even bite me today ;)