My mare had a filly and I have decided to keep the filly and sell her because 1) I like taller horses 2) I don't like the mare's attitude 3) I like to run games and she just wants to canter them and not run, more of a pleasure horse.
Her filly is looking really nice and has a lovely personality.
I'm using her as a 4-h training project and for the fair in July she has to know how to lead at a walk/trot (pretty much knows), back up (working on it), Picking up feet (knows), Stand Tied (knows), and pivot (eh.. working on it).
What else would you expect an 8 month old to know?
I'm going to try and get her ground work done before I start riding her. We need to work on trailering for sure.
I know a lot of people would say let her be a baby and grow up for a few years. I would do that but I'm using her as a training project and the owner of her mom and sister didn't work with them for their first 2 years and when she did it wasn't positive work so I want Twista to get on a good note.