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        02-05-2010, 01:08 PM
    What should she be doing?

    I have a filly for sale. She will technically turn 1 at the end of next month. She is just a little grade pony with beautiful coloring. She will make a falshy little thing one day. As much as I would love to keep her and train her I just do not have the time or space for 2 big horses and 2 ponies. She was a suprise when we bought my boys pony last year.

    Anyway, she is halter broken, stands for the farrier fairly well, leads, picks up her feet, can be groomed, and ties in a a tie blocker. She has not been on a trailer yet but I am going to start working on that soon once the weather gets better. I have also started to desinsitize her with certain things.

    So I had an email from a lady today asking if she lunges. I thought that was bad on a baby's legs but then it got me to thinking...is she doing the things she should be at this age??
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        02-05-2010, 01:43 PM
    Everybody has different ways of breaking and training babies. Be honest with the woman and explain what you have done with her, and why you haven't lunged her (its stressful on growing joints). Don't make excuses for your methods!
        02-05-2010, 02:10 PM
    Thanks :) that is the thing though I don't really have any methods because I have never raised a baby before (except for human ones lol) and am not sure what I should be doing with her. I don't want to totally screw her up LOL. Right now she just hangs out mostly with my gelding and my other mare out back.
        02-05-2010, 03:49 PM
    I think she's doing everything she should be doing.

    If she has good ground manners, leads, stands for the farrier and for having her feet picked and has basic "respect for the human body" she is a very well broke yearling.

    I completey agree with the no lunging at that age.

    If you do want to sell her, it would be a good idea to slowly desensitize her to the trailer and work on loading her. That will keep it from being traumatic when you do sell her.

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