Thanks< I guess I wasn't thinking straight when I thought of encouraging mouthiness. Right now I just try and spend some time trying to touch them, scratching them, basically trying to teach them not to fear me. At what age would you suggest I start with halter training? The filly is now a week old and the colt three days. I thought of waiting a few more days before starting real halter training. I've had and raised with relative success (they are tame, can be caught, some are being backed) foals before, but it's been about three odd years and somedays it feels I've forgotten everything I knew about raising foals.
Her mom. Rain Storm is one of those foals, Today I can walk up to her in the veld and scratch her, catch her and she's quite chilled with me trying to make friends with her baby. The colt's mom unfortunately have only been mine for about a year and due to abuse in her past, she's still struggling to fully trust me, or anybody for that matter, so I've got a double whammy there, needing to "tame" both mom and baby.
Perhaps someone can recommend me a good book on 'training' foals?