03-27-2011, 10:59 AM
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Training young foals - advice?
I'm going to be advertising for training foals. I have worked with many young horses from newborns to 4 year olds. However I would probably only work with horses up to 2 as I haven't had a lot of experience with real problem horses. I would teach the foals to halter, lead, tie, stand quietly, pick up feet, desensitize to many things, give to pressure, allowing their mouth to be handled, trailer loading and many other things. It would be all ground work, no saddle work.
What do you think would be a fair asking price? I have to be covering my gas as I may be driving a ways to train these horses. I was thinking of having a sliding rate. Like $30 for 1 horse, $25 if they have 3 horses, and $20 if they have 5+ horses. That way if I'm traveling a long way for only one horse I still am covering my gas and making money as well.
Have any of you done this and if so what advice would you give me? I'm interested in hearing all advice and opinions! Thank-you!