I've noticed on many of the foaling threads that it is quite common place for breeders/foal owners to start training their foals very early on. Be it grooming or halter training.
As I left England when I was 15 I can't comment on practice there, however here in New Zealand it is more common to start training at a minimum of 3 months old. We don't tend to wean until 6 months old however on most threads breeders are weaning and selling at 4 months and the babies know EVERYTHING! It is brilliant!
I would just like to ask people's opions as I am expecting a foal out of my mare come November (it will be nice a summery here at the bottom of the world ). I see some amazing breeders on here doing wonderful jobs with their foals. This enclueds chucking a halter and lead on them, teaching them to tie up, rugging them etc etc and the foals seem no worse of for it at all! I would love to do this but at the same time is it not too much for their baby minds?
Thanks for reading this novel! Any input is appreciated!
If this is in the wrong place I am sorry!