I dunno, I think I'm going to go against the flow and say go with Comanche. I've never trained a horse from the ground up, just retrained problem horses so take what I say with a grain of salt. =) And I haven't worked with young horses very much.
I've only worked with a young horse really once (a barely 2 year old, if she was lucky, it was pretty awful, for an entire summer) and I have to say that a young horse that needs training is way different, imo, than an older horse that needs training. The older horses I've worked with always seemed more comfortable in their own skin, less volatile, calmer about new things etc. I think Comanche will probably get past being "green" way faster than this little one will, just because of her mental maturity level. It might be nice for you to have a more mature mount to give yourself a break from Lyric and eventually Lillie.
Don't take this the wrong way but with the whole foaling thing, the way you typed it made it sound to me like you're convincing yourself that it wouldn't be a good idea. That may just be me being weird and interpreting things that aren't there but I'm just saying what I see. =) If you have someone who's expeirenced with foaling that can let you pick their brain, why not? She's foaled at least twice from what I've seen and both times it went well, right? =) She probably knows exactly what to do, instead of being undersaddle "broke," she's foaling "broke."
If you've always wanted to foal out a mare and you have the facilities and the help to do it safely, I say go for it! You'll never know unless you try and you might surprise yourself with your skillz.
Good luck with your decision! I saw your thread with the little Haffie and he was super adorable. =)
You'll know if the decision is right, on the inside; just listen to your heart and you'll be ok. I know that sounds cheesy, "Just listen to your heart Plainsdrifter!," but these last few weeks I've been discovering the truth in those words and my life has been feeling way better inside my heart now that I'm letting my logical side go a little and following what my insides say...
Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 01-26-2010 at 12:24 AM.