I was just wondering everyones take on foal imprinting.
The first foal we had we didnt do the imprinting and she was a holy terror. She would throw herself over backwards whenever she didnt like something. We tried many times to crosstie break her, unsuccessfully. Etc. we ended up sending her to the Amish to be broke to drive because we just couldnt do it.
Her full sister we did imprinting on. She has been the most compliant foal I have ever met. Never does anything wrong, easy to handle, she broke SUPER easy for us, etc.
Now I know horses have different personalities and this could make a difference in everything. But I really believe the imprinting makes a HUGE impact on how a horse is. My mother, sister, cousins son (who works at the barn) and some other people fully agree with me. My cousin, uncle, and some other people think its a load of crap and it makes no difference because "theres been tons of great racehorses and they didnt have it done, so why do you think all these horses need that". They don't get that im not saying it HAS to be done or the horse will just never be any good (my first filly is an angel now, so obviously I don't think that) I just think it makes the process MUCH easier. What do you guys think???