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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":
Before using the objects you've collected, let's add a step. Maybe our baby is feeling especially cantankerous today and if he is, we want to know that fact now rather than later. Or, maybe we've never seen this horse before and hate to take chances. Or, maybe this horse just seems to look, I dunno, tense to me. (Here are some clues: Are you seeing the "whites of his eyes"? Is he standing there, rigid, head and neck raised, back bowed, his feet planted? Tense!) In the interest of safety, grab your lunge whip (you know, the kind that's rigid for about four feet before attaching to several more feet of rope). If you've got one of those carrot sticks promoted by Pat Parelli or Clinton Anderson, you can use that, too. I like beginning with a lunge whip or carrot stick because it gives me the ability to test out the waters from a safe distance.
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)