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post #11 of 17 Old 05-13-2010, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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wow..thanks for the great information..i love reading and am looking for those suggestions ..thanks for the author..and since I have only been here for a month I havent met too many people..i live right across the street from the horse park though and am going to go over just to check it out..they are now seperated but can still see each other..were in process of making another pen, to bring him on our property..he's still next door..but I spend alot of time with him so he will learn from me..i know ur not suppose to do too much with a baby have any tips on what to work on and what not to..he is halter broke ..oh my how do you teach to be tied...
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post #12 of 17 Old 05-13-2010, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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well he is off the property but next door....doing ok right now..thank you..
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post #13 of 17 Old 05-13-2010, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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ok so I got the horses from a lady who could no longer care for them...i have seperated them my mare is with another mare the baby is doing fine..and when he striked me it was when he was talking to mamma..no excuse but im really working with him..and yea I plan on getting him gelded
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post #14 of 17 Old 05-13-2010, 11:39 PM
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The time to train the baby is now. He will never be smaller or more manageable than he is right now. You can do practically everything but ride.

I am expecting my first foal, and I bought the book by Robert Miller, Imprinting the Newborn Foal. It teaches you all about tying, leading, ground manners, etc. Get it for the foal you are expecting, but I bet it will help you with your 7 month old too.

I really want to get a jump start on my foal when he is born, because he/she will be my first one, and I would rather try to get some respect and training into him from the start than wait until he is more unruly. So there is no time like the present to start with your colt.
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post #15 of 17 Old 05-14-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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thank you very much for info...i have read up on the imprinting..i think the deal here is my unsureness..before I got these horses I got a thoroughobred..he was gigantic was suppose to be friendly and he was well he reared on me one day walking him back to the pen and ever since then im jumpy..which I know I have to get a handle on..needless to say he went back and in return I got these two..im going to the book store today cause I need to learn how to get him to tie and not resist..scared he will hurt him self..again thanks for the kindness...
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-14-2010, 08:59 AM
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ANy chance you can sell these two on and find yourself a nice beginners horse? If you're jumpy around horses as it is, having a 7 month old colt that sounds to be a very dominant type is definitely not going to help your nerves, and may end up putting you off horses all together! Also, if you are handling a young colt, they can pick up very effectively, whether you are nervous or not. If he moves at you to push you out of his space, and you do as he wants, he will take that as a win and become even more dominant over you, resulting in a continuous and very dangerous circle.
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-14-2010, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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NO..I DO NOT...he has only striked at 2 twice..but since he has been by himself, I been spending alot of time in with him..he follows me..but no he doesnt try to get me away from him at all...he is when I turn my back to tie gate grabbing my sweatshirt..then tried to nibble my ankle..but he didnt get away with it I told him no very firmly popped his nose..he got the idea..the first time he striked at me was when I tied him to try and bath him..and it was before him and mamma was seperated they were calling each other...the other was also when I was walking him and mamma called out..all in all I think he is ok ..were going to work together and im the boss I know...
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