I show my babies starting at the age of 3 weeks old. I show them in halter classes along side his dam until weaning age. Then I send mom off to winter pasture and continue to do winter schooling shows until the summer circuit again.
In my experience, by showing and socializing babies they tend to think of shows, events and trailering as a normal part of everyday life.
Nobody wants a 5 year old who has never been anywhere, or seen anything, or done anything.
Horses that have a show record as a youngster, sell faster and for more money and are better adjusted long term.
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