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    07-02-2012, 07:57 PM
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Talking training 2 yearlings

So a few days ago my family and I purchased 3 horses and 2 of them are yearlings (a stud colt and a filly) and I havent had alot of experience with younger horses but I've had alot of experience handling hard-to-handle horses and also abused/rescued horses. Anyways do you guys have any training ideas? All will be appreciated!
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    07-02-2012, 08:04 PM
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Geld the colt ASAP. You don't want raging hormones in the mix when you're trying to train yearlings. For now, focus on being haltered without a fuss, leading, stopping, backing, turning, etc. When they have all this down pat and can give to pressure, start training them to tie, etc. Also make sure that they are comfortable with being touched everywhere (including dock, ears, gums, etc.).

Teach them to stand for baths and clipping, as well as being good for the farrier. Patience while standing for the vet/farrier/dentist will come with time, so start with short periods of grooming and handling and increase the amount of time you require him to stand still little by little.

If you run into problems, it will be best to hire a trainer before habits become too far ingrained. Good luck!
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    07-02-2012, 08:11 PM
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Thank you! We were planning to geld him the same day or the day after he arrives!
     
    07-02-2012, 08:13 PM
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Remember that he'll need to be exercised for at least an hour every day after the surgery, two or more hours being ideal. For a young horse, this will just mean lots and lots of hand walking .
     
    07-02-2012, 08:16 PM
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Yearling
I just purchased an 11 month old filly and an working with her right now as well as a 3 month old foal. Mentally the yearling is about the same as the foal. I have been working on building her trust in the pasture, walking up to her with a rope, fooling around with touching her back and legs, backing off and repeat. I am trying to make them both easily caught horses even on a large pasture.

We are also working on space respect. On the lead I work with them on keeping their attention for short bursts of time, having them move their back ends away, backing up to pressure and cues, being soft in giving their head, being used to being touched around their ears and teeth, etc. basic things that would be much harder at 1000 pounds.

Keep posting your progress and maybe some pics?
     
    07-03-2012, 02:26 AM
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Once they have the basics down (what equiniphile and ThirteenAcres said), think of whatever situation these horses will be likely to encounter and slowly introduce them to it.

Also, turns on the forehand and haunches, as well as sidepassing, can be taught from the ground. There are a lot more of situations where these things come in handy.
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