Starting young horses
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Starting young horses

This is a discussion on Starting young horses within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Starting Young Horses
  • Handling young horse that won't let you touch her

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-22-2013, 07:06 AM
  #1
Foal
Starting young horses

Okay, well I have 2 horses (one gelding and one filly). The filly has had a halter on her twice when she was about 2 and now won't let you touch her much. The colt has only had ropes on him when he was gelded but is now very friendly and can touch his neck, cheek etc. They run in a mob of about 10-15 other horses but now I really want to start working them.

What are the prefered methods from people on starting their young horses? (Also, what age, equipment, time frame.. etc)

Any information regarding young horses would be relevant as I'm also doing this for my year 12 research project!

Thankyou
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-22-2013, 07:41 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Whether you choose a big name trainers method, such as Clinton Anderson or Parelli, you should have a well experienced trainer helping you in person. You can learn a lot of information about the different methods on tv, DVDs, on the Internet and books and magazines. However, if you don't have a good understanding of when and how much pressure to apply and when to release it, you will have problems.

Personally, I like Clinton Anderson. He is easy to understand and follow. His methods do have similarities to others. His aren't new but neither are others.

Find one you like, study it as much as you can, but have someone there to guide you.

As for age, you should start from day one. Every time you interact with a horse, you are training. Whether you are just leading, grooming, or riding, you are still training.

Equipment will change depending on what you are doing. Halter, lead rope, cue stick, rope halter just for starters.

Time frame: it will take as long as it takes depending on the horse. Some learn quicker and progress faster than others. If you try to rush it, it will actually take longer.
Posted via Mobile Device
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Starting Young Horses DVD? petitepyromaniac Horse Training 5 11-17-2011 08:57 AM
Starting a horse too young? randomrider92 Horse Training 12 10-14-2011 05:41 PM
Starting the young horse? Bandy Horse Training 5 07-15-2011 08:13 PM
Stacy Westfall Starting young horses DVD For sale nrhareiner Reining 1 01-01-2011 10:20 PM
Starting the young ones...that time again! free_sprtd Horse Training 27 01-29-2009 10:40 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0