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post #1 of 5 Old 01-13-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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training exercises for a 7 month old filly

Ive been working with her on leading and backing up, picking up her feet. I also work with her on flexing her neck and giving to pressure. I also started working on desensitizing to different objects. I dont want to go too fast on anything. I Know she is too young to work in the round pen. Are there any other exercises I can do with her until she is old enough to work in the round pen that would better prepare her for groundwork in the pen?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-13-2013, 08:57 PM
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Hobbles! Hobble break her. This is a horse's first lesson to yeilding to pressure on their own. Later on you can teach them to stand tied, stand to be mounted, stand for the farrier, etc.. I always hobble break every horse I start. If you need info on how to do this, let me know (:

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-13-2013, 09:50 PM
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I start my weanlings with learning the basics of showmanship, introducing them to grooming (clipping, bathing, tying, etc), and then I do basic ground control foundations, such as the 7 Games.

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What I do with my babies is standing tied, pick up all four feet, teaching them proper respectful space, yielding fore and hind quarters to my touch, being able to touch horse all over, back up, join up, follow without lead, desensitize to blankets, sacks, small flags, whips, I like to take them to play days and see the sights and sounds, and load in the horse trailer. Thats all I can think of at the moment. I do all these things slowly when they master one skill pretty well I move on to the next. Make sure to have just relaxing days where you have no training. Once they have mastered these skills I turn them out with the adult horses who will give them more life lessons. I then taper off my training where maybe twice a month I take them out and have a short refresher. But I see them on a daily basis and pet and love on them in the pasture.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-13-2013, 11:03 PM
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Just think of all the stuff you want a grown up horse to do will, minus anything strenuous. You want a horse that ties, leads, can be touched all over, etc.
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