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    08-22-2011, 11:12 AM
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The mental maturity part depends on individual horse. With mine that seems to start really clicking as long 2 year olds once in consistent daily under saddle training. But then again Hondo my old man is 29 and still has yearling moments on occasion ;)

Yearlings are always entertaining. Pella is finding her place in the herd and is slowly working her way up in the pecking order with the mares. She tries but doesn't get far with me. I compare her to an eye rolling, back talking teenage girl lol! As a weanling she was "Pella Pie" as a yearling she is "Pella Pissy Pants" ;)
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    08-22-2011, 11:33 AM
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That's good to hear that it does take some time.

Other people have told me that if I don't get things under control now, he will only get bigger and stronger (well, yeah, he IS a horse). And then there are other folks who are like "he's barely a year old, he's still a baby." So I toil away hoping that I am making progress. I swear raising this horse is one of the most frustrating things I have ever done.

Now he is starting to be respectful and I am afraid it will wear off! I'm like "What's gotten into Zane, he was polite today."
     
    08-22-2011, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
It's hard for me to say, because to me, MY colt looks like a TB right now (and he has no TB in him)! I am not use to having a young horse, so they all look kind of like small dainty Thoroughbreds to someone who is not used to having a yearling!

But I bet Rodeo will make 16 hands or better. I say that because my colt is a similar height (14-14.1 right now at 13 months) and every time my vet sees him he says "that's going to be a big horse." My colt doesn't have exceptionally tall parents either. His mom is 15.1 and his dad I didn't measure, but is similar. Neither is close to 16 hands. So I would think there is no reason your guy shouldn't make the height of his parents.

Have you tried the "string test?" The one you measure from mid-knee to coronet band? That puts my guy at 16.1, which is similar to what my vet said just eye-balling him based on his experience with horses.


Havent tried the string test yet, no. That is something that I want to try soon though!

As far as mental maturity, honestly, Rodeo is a very mature young man! LOL....he doesnt seem to have many, if any "yearling moments". Its like he's not even young. He takes everything with stride, and has flown through everything I've thrown at him. He's a VERY good, smart, secure, confident, trusting, and respectful young man :)
     
    08-22-2011, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
Havent tried the string test yet, no. That is something that I want to try soon though!

As far as mental maturity, honestly, Rodeo is a very mature young man! LOL....he doesnt seem to have many, if any "yearling moments". Its like he's not even young. He takes everything with stride, and has flown through everything I've thrown at him. He's a VERY good, smart, secure, confident, trusting, and respectful young man :)

I'm so glad to hear it. Zane is everything but as respectful as he should be. Actually, I make him sound worse than he is. Sometimes I think I expect him to be like my other horses who are 17 and 18 years old. Zane has a sense of mischief and playfulness. He has taken to most everything great, it's just respect we have had issues with. It was my first time with a foal, first time imprinting, the whole nine yards. So he saddles, ties, picks up his feet, leads, etc. It's just that he's mouthy and has to chew things, mouthy and tries to nip, I go to put a halter on him and it has to go into his mouth instead of over his nose, that kind of stuff.

If I could just sew his mouth shut we would have a great relationship.
     
    08-22-2011, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I'm so glad to hear it. Zane is everything but as respectful as he should be. Actually, I make him sound worse than he is. Sometimes I think I expect him to be like my other horses who are 17 and 18 years old. Zane has a sense of mischief and playfulness. He has taken to most everything great, it's just respect we have had issues with. It was my first time with a foal, first time imprinting, the whole nine yards. So he saddles, ties, picks up his feet, leads, etc. It's just that he's mouthy and has to chew things, mouthy and tries to nip, I go to put a halter on him and it has to go into his mouth instead of over his nose, that kind of stuff.

If I could just sew his mouth shut we would have a great relationship.
Hahha, that's too funny. How old is he exactly now? Rodeo was getting like that a little bit, he would want to chew, and find out what everything was, like you said, just being curious. Knock on wood, he hasnt tried to bite me yet, but I have only been bitten by one horse as of yet, and that has been working with horses for about 15 years now. So I really watch to make sure it doesnt happen. But, he does like to bite his fly mask, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it, lol...and he also tries to chew on the lead rope. Its nothing extreme though, and Im trying to keep it that way.

Although, my one friend had a horse that was VERY mouthy up until he was about 8 years old. He would chew on EVERYTHING!!! Saddles, saddle pads, bridles, reins, sweatshirts, anything and everything!

Whens the last time you've posted pics of Zane? I don't think I've seen pics of him in a while
     
    08-22-2011, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
If I could just sew his mouth shut we would have a great relationship.

Don't know what the vet would say about that....

He's sounds like the typical rotten colt and a lot of them are mouthy but the folks that say correct him now are right. It is easier to break habits when young. You may feel like you are telling him the same thing over and over like a little kid but at that age they have about the same attention span. Paul Schuh told me once that it takes 100 times for a horse to truly learn something, in a lot of cases that is very true!

Merit is 14 weeks and 2 weeks ago he nipped my arm. I flicked his nose and he hasn't done it since but I'm sure he will need reminded again lol!
     
    08-22-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
Havent tried the string test yet, no. That is something that I want to try soon though!

As far as mental maturity, honestly, Rodeo is a very mature young man! LOL....he doesnt seem to have many, if any "yearling moments". Its like he's not even young. He takes everything with stride, and has flown through everything I've thrown at him. He's a VERY good, smart, secure, confident, trusting, and respectful young man :)
Let us know what the string test says.

He sounds like a sweet boy.....maybe he's waiting for terrible two's
     
    08-22-2011, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Let us know what the string test says.

He sounds like a sweet boy.....maybe he's waiting for terrible two's

I will once I do it :) He is a very sweet boy, has started to become a very one person horse though....he is very naughty when other people have to work with him, like this past farrier visit....but he wasnt too bad my farrier said, so that's good.

Boy, I hope he's not waiting for the terrible twos!! LOL....thatll be a nightmare!!! Hahah, and hopefully its not the troublesome threes either!!!
     
    08-22-2011, 10:31 PM
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Zane is 13 months old now. Here are some pictures from less than a week ago.

I am doing everything I can to correct his mouthiness. I may fail, but it won't be from lack of effort.

What always brings me to tears is that I want to keep him. I want to keep him until he's 30! It's just that he's my first foal and I don't always know if we are going to make it. I just keep telling myself if I can only make it until he's old enough to send to a real trainer for saddle breaking, then maybe we will have a chance. Only 1 1/2 more years to go.

But it's not like me to get rid of a horse. I usually kept them until death do us part. So I really don't want to give up on my "baby." I will always wonder what happened to him if I give him up. It will haunt me forever if I fail with him.

Up until this point I have always owned horses that are middle aged or older. I have buried 3 horses now. That was why I was excited to have a foal. After a while you get tired of loosing them.
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    08-22-2011, 10:43 PM
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Holy cow, THR, he looks incredible under saddle.


I wonder how he would look in mine LOL.
     

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