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need tips on halter training a rescue

So the short version is... last week our farm took in 3 rescues from a case of severe neglect. They are very malnourished, skinny and to top it off two of them are possibly pregnant. One of the rescues is a 3 to 4 month old filly and her Momma who I estimate at about 3yrs old. They have settled in and are doing really well... easily handled, getting used to humans (feral horses basically). We have no issues handling the two 3yr old Fillies, they greet us at the fence now and love being touched, groomed and handled...BUT... that little 4 month old filly needs to be halter broke and yesterday as far as I'm concerned!

She is very very small for her age due to malnutrition and considering the conditions she was living in and the traumatic events last week she's beyond freaked out by things. Now, I have everyone giving me advice on how to get this girl separated from her momma and halter broke, very knowledgeable people, but I like to ask and research every possible source on how to do this before I tackle it.

Over the course of the week that she's been here.. she's stayed at her momma's side while I've desensitized Momma to a lot of things... but since I'm new to this Foal thing... advice and tips on how to do this without making the poor girl think I'm going to kill her would be great :)
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