I've heard the term "imprinted", but I guess I'm not sure exactly what it is or covers in the way of handling?
When Walka was born, he was touched all over, and his mother , T was very good about his being touched by the owner at the time. Later, when he was probably 4 or 5 months, he was taught to lead and I actually took him for walks. We picked up his hooves and tapped, he was brushed and introduced to different obstacles. This wasn't done everyday, and he pretty much was out in the pasture with his mother and the other horses mostly.
When he turned 2, we got more serious and regular with his training, but he certainly wasn't afraid of us. He seemed able to concentrate on what we asked or showed him without being nervous. He's 14 now, and still looks to me to see if he needs to be concerned. If I'm cool, he is too. Actually, he is pretty chill about most things.
Would he have been considered "imprinted"?
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