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Foal Training Explained: The First Two Years
Mare owners, if you'd like to get your colt or filly started out with a proper foundation, I would suggest the investment of $5.99 in my foal-training course.
- Download and print from your home computer
- 5 days, 5 chapters
- Learn at your own pace
An excerpt from "Your Foal: Essential Training for the Young Horse":
With the "rope part" of the lunge whip or carrot stick held up by your fingers to keep it from hanging loose, reach toward the foal and stroke his withers or the point of his shoulder once or twice then lower the lunge whip, smile broadly and say something nice. (You could begin with the horse's head, but I've found them to be more accepting of a touch to the withers or shoulder.) You may very well need to keep your contact to about a thousandth of a second, should the horse repeatedly move off. But that's okay, that's a start. Repeat this and sooner rather than later, your foal will begin to realize "Oh, that's all you wanted? No problem." He still won't trust you as far as he can throw you, but he'll soon let you dab his shoulders with the lunge whip if you simply stay with it.
Other available courses include:
Stop Bucking (reviews)
Round Pen: First Steps (reviews)
Rein In Your Horse's Speed (For Owners of Nervous or Bolting Horses) (reviews)
Trailer Training (read the reviews)