oh lord, if there is something I HATE its breaking babies.
Soooo my yearling filly came in a couple days ago. She's actually small, but a great looking filly! So im happy, my mare has thrown two small, BUT GREAT looking fillies.
Anywho she's doing really really great. She was put in crossties for the first time yesterday and was wonderful, so we put a harness on her. Most horses tuck their butts or start kicking when you lift up their tails to put a crouper on, but she didnt. She stood like a champ. No problems. So we took her out walking around the grounds to get used to all the sites and sounds and having the harness on her. She was great, no jumping and startling at anything, walked great, yelled to horses, very good.
Today we start bridle and bitting her back so that monday we can line drive her. We hope to have her hooked to the cart by the end of next week, and I can assure that if she stays as good as she has been, it will be a piece of cake. I've never had a baby break this easy.
ONLY ONE PROBLEM- she was turned out at a farm to wean from mommy. Well those dum dums werent thinking and were not only turning her out with a baby the same age, but STALLING her with it. So not only did she break her bond from momma, but now she's bonded with another horse. So towards the end of her stay there they started putting them in separate stalls.... and guess what. My filly went ballistic and started climbing the walls. Now this has turned into a big problem. We have to get her to stop! We only have half doors where we are so we had to attach a stall gate at the top so she couldnt climb over the door. I was hoping after a few days of breaking and getting energy out of her that she will calm down and stop.... BUT, does anyone have any other suggestions??