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Train 3 month old to lead

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Jill
Neonate
Username: Edwina16

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,

Hope someone can help me with this please. A quick introduction - I got my Irish Draught mare at the end of last year and later discovered she was in foal, so I now also have a 3 month old Irish Draught filly.
This is my first time raising a foal and so need some advise please. The foal is very comfortable around humans, lets me put a head collar on her lift her legs etc...
They are out to pasture and are very content there. The filly is very big and strong and teaching her to lead is very difficult as she bolts and rears when I try to handle her. She will stand quitely, allows me to pressure on her nose etc.. but when we go to move forward everything goes crazy. My attempts to lead her have been in a big open field, perhaps this is best done in a smaler area. I do not have am arean available to me but could potentially section off the field?

Any suggestions please?
 

todd dennis simmons
Neonate
Username: Horsetrainer

Post Number: 10
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 05:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jill,
Congrats on your filly! Do you have a stall you can put her and mom in? I would start there. Also Clinton Anderson has excellent dvd series on "Handling foals and weanlings" It is available on his web-site www.downunderhorsemanship.com. It is a step by step approach to handling young horses. We started his methods about 5 years ago with much success.
 

Jodi Maki
Yearling
Username: Mysteryarabpt

Post Number: 81
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I have help. Some one leads the mares well I lead the foals. Also bum rope works great for getting to move.

This year came across this wonderful harness for foals. It teaches them to have straps all over them. That is my reason for getting it. Also comes with DVD on how to use it. You may want to try it. It fits foals all the way up to 1000lbs horses.
http://www.jeffersequine.com/ssc/products.asp?CID=1&mscssid=TP4CCQQKD5SD9JRKTQJP 1SAXS6BFEX6F&BrowseList=1246&dept_id=1251

Also can see it on one of my foals here:
http://www.mysterymountainarabpt.com/2008pintabians.html
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 702
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there any way you can ride the mare and "lead" the baby behind? Or have someone else help, by leading the filly with the mare, going forward? The baby wil follow the mare, of course, so maybe there is an idea in there somewhere.
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 730
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

todd: Hey! Haven't seen you on here in awhile. How's all those babies doing?
 

todd dennis simmons
Nursing Foal
Username: Horsetrainer

Post Number: 11
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bobbi,

Been real busy training babies and I started another young rope horse. LuLu the black and white filly is at the halter trainer. We are going to show her at the Paint Horse Futurity in Lexington Va in October. Little Joe the bay colt is comming along fine too. He is just not flashy enough to show. I am pony leading him behind mama as I ride her back into shape. He will make a fine roping horse. Thank you for asking Bobbi. By the way the bay and white mare is bred back and in foal at 45 and 60 days to the same stud LuLu is from.
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 733
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

todd: Nice! Another pretty baby for you next year. I have the same dilemma...JJ not flashy enough for a show ring (Taya is but she's just a wee one yet) but he will make quite an athletic horse for someone (maybe myself if the market doesn't pick up...hehehe). I just can't seem to find enough time in the day to work with the three babies, get three mares back in shape and keep my gelding rode up. I just need another me! Glad things are going well for you and you will have to let me know how LuLu does in VA!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 712
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 - 01:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes Todd, let us know. I'm starting to get the idea of time committment for training! And I have only one little, "adorable darling"-NOT! LOL!

Bobbi, you aren't going to show your girmoosearaff?



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