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post #21 of 48 Old 04-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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I have up-ed their feeding to every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and the younger one, Finn, has stopped attempting to nurse.

Now, my other question is, what would be the first thing (in your opinion) to do to start their training?
Have they been de-wormed???

Next is teaching them to tie.
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post #22 of 48 Old 04-28-2012, 12:51 PM
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they should be halter broken and broke to lead before they are tied...

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post #23 of 48 Old 04-28-2012, 12:55 PM
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they should be halter broken and broke to lead before they are tied...
Why????

Over the years I learned to let them fight the halter on their own.

Tie them safe to a sanding high pole and tie them a little short and high.

That way the respect the halter.


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Halter/ lead just like arrows said..also how well do they let you touch on them?
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Halter/ lead just like arrows said..also how well do they let you touch on them?
I handled my foals from the day they were born.

Tied my babies at about one month.
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Ripper...I was asking the op.....since they are orphaned just wondering how much they let you touch on them and guide them.....some can be skittish and others loving and big puppy dogs....
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Ripper...I was asking the op.....since they are orphaned just wondering how much they let you touch on them and guide them.....some can be skittish and others loving and big puppy dogs....
And I still say tie them.
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ripper I am not disagreeing with you..it can be done both ways...no one way is perfect
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ripper I am not disagreeing with you..it can be done both ways...no one way is perfect
Oh...I had my days fighting babies.

Even had foals that was easy.....but, they always tested things.

One was 1000 pounds when he put it to a test.

I think my right arm is still longer than it should be......
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LOL...they will challenge you...I've had my share of rodeos with training foals and even a 3 yr old I had bought at auction that had VERY little handling. When I say she was green broke.....I mean GREEEEEEN!
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