Long story short My mom's friend wants to buy her 12 year old daughter a foal. I tried to tell her that foals take alot of work and are not for someone who has no horse experiance. However she says that if Jojo (her daugter) spends time with the foal then they will gain a bond and the foal will not harm her. She thinks her kid can train the foal because my parents bought me a yearling and I trained her when I was 12. I lucked out due to books, pure luck, and help from my farrier. I was hoping you could give me advice or articles to give to her to change her mind into getting her daughter riding lessons and then buy her a trained kid safe horse. Jojo gets nervous working around my 5 year old Morgan mare. Jojo "thinks" she can train a foal and wants one because they are cute..I know from watching her with my horse that this will not turn out good for the foal (if they get one) or her. Oh and she also has a 5 year girl who will be around the future horse. No one in there family knows anything about horses. They also seem to want an Arabien..I know there are some great Arabiens out there, but are high-strung, edgy, Arabiens good for beginners? Any advice would be appreciated.