Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Dealing with foals?
I've been helping my Auntie out on her TB farm lately, she's got 2 mares with babies at the moment (we're in Aus).
I was just wondering how other people deal with their foals- more specifically BITING? lol
One of them in particular is quite shy, he's getting braver, but when he does get close he does nip a lot (as foals do!)
We generally don't punish them at all when they nibble like that, but espcially with this little fella as we're still trying to gain his trust! But then you end up with yearlings who think it's cool to bite lol.
What would you guys do, hypothetically or literally?