hi, I have just got my first horse. He is a 13year old 16’2hh TB. He was a rescue from a family that could no longer keep him due to their daughters illness. He is lovely but has been left alone for long periods of time and also contracted stringhalt. I still took him and drive 6 hours to get him, and do not regret it one little bit. He needed a home, and deserves to be loved and ever one avoided him because of stringhalt. The reason I’m posting is I am very nervous around him, and I thinks it’s just his size. I have had him only 5 days and of course he senses my fear....but bless him, he still comes to me. He is starting to get pushy and sometimes won’t even move when I lead him...not his fault but mine. I am not interested in riding him, but want him to be comftsble with me and visa versa. I know I have to be the leader he can trust, but to do this, I have to get over my nerves. Any help will be appreciated. He is a good horse, only sometimes will refuse to move, it can be persuaded and as I said, not his fault it’s mine. He picks up on my nerves and is worried something bad is there.