Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
You said in your first post you'd never broken a horse before??
Honestly, I come from a school of "live and learn" but I have to agree 110% with JDI on this one. There's just not enough ability for any of us to coach you thoroughly through everything that needs to be done. I'm a little confused as to how you raised and broke in a horse until he was 4 and yet have no idea about ground work. It's understandable that you'd encounter some issues with a foal you haven't raised, but if you did raise your own horse, that should have taught you plenty to be able to work with a yearling.
Please, for the safety of both you and the horse, tell your friends to find someone else. You also have to consider the safety of your friends - do you want to feel responsible when she seriously injures one of them because you were unable to do the job right?
An untouched yearling is downright dangerous, even to the most experienced handlers. My best friend has been around horses for half of forever, and has ridden some of the nastiest tempered animals you could imagine. She bought an untouched yearling last summer, and within the span of a month I think that filly sent her airborne and face first into dirt at least 2-3 times. And that was JUST doing groundwork, with an extremely experienced individual who'd raised half a dozen foals from birth to bombproof kids pony. You HAVE to know exactly how to handle them because they can blow in an instant, and at a year old, they're now big enough to do the damage a newborn foal can't.
I sincerely hope you reconsider, please give it some thought at least.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.
Last edited by MacabreMikolaj; 08-04-2009 at 10:08 PM.