Hi, I live in Calgary, AB. I have raised a few youngsters and know how much I learned from this experience. To ride and train on a older horse is very beneficial but when you raise a youngster the rewards are numerous.
One reward is in the close bond you have with your horse. Babies rely on us to teach them how to be around humans. What a treat it is to see the potential in a young horse and be in a position to take a foals natural talents and use these to help you train in a positive way.
Bad behaviors can be eliminated in young horses. When you purchase an older horse negative habits have been established. Now, don't get me wrong. We all establish our horses habits based on our ability and knowledge at the time. Each horse we work with brings new challenges and insights.
Young horses are as amusing as any other young animals. You can see how each one views the world by just observing them in their daily surroundings. This can tip you off about training strategies that might work well with your youngster.
Your babe looks like she has a very nice disposition and some common sense. In the one photo I can see in her eye she also has a questioning attitude. Good luck as you work through your training.