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    05-01-2013, 10:44 AM
Training a Miniature Foal???

Hi all!!! I really love foals, as they're soooooo cute!!!!
And I really want to have the chance to try my hand at training a horse by myself. Now, I figured it wouldn't be the best choice for me to train a normal sized horse as my first real training project on a horse. I've read many books, researched online, and would have my riding instructor/trainer help me when I run into bumps in the road. We will be having fences up at our property within 2 months, so the horses could probably come home around July. My trainer breeds minis, so I figured I could get one from her,one who is already slightly trained and people-friendly.
I would train it to be a driving mini, and for him/her to do tricks.

What do you guys think? Should I go for it later this year, or should I perhaps wait a while longer.

And what gender do you suppose would be better? Gelding, or mare? Absolutely NOT a stallion-NO SIREE!!!!

Thanks in advance!!
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    05-01-2013, 10:26 PM
If you want a driving Mini. The first thing I can say is take your time. Done rush it, I have seen people try to throw a horse into a cart when they are not ready and get the horse and them self hurt. Gender does not really play in part in my eyes. Some people say gelding, some say mares. All it comes down to is how the horse was trained.
    05-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Ok. I would definitely take my time. I would never want to hurt a horse. Cute as a Button (a mini at my barn) is 2-3 years old and is just starting his real training. My mini, whatever his/her name will be, will be trained the same way.
    05-01-2013, 10:45 PM

That sounds like an awesome idea, you're going to have fun :) And I say gelding but that doesn't really matter
    05-01-2013, 11:54 PM
The biggest thing you have to remember is that a Mini is still a horse. So many people like to treat Mini's like dog's or pets. This is why so many Mini's have bad habits and tend to kick or bite people. No matter what you do, make sure you remember the pony is still a horse.

I'm sure you will have fun. Enjoy.
    05-02-2013, 09:50 AM
Cowgirl-yay!!!! I'm soooo glad you think it's a good idea!!!!! Now I just have to convince my mom.....;)

Piper-Don't worry-my trainer/instructor who will help me sometimes won't let me forget that it's still a horse

Thanks for the advice and encouragement!!!

Oh btw-my trainer/breeder(of horses..DUH!!)/instructor already has two foals on the ground!!!!! On is called Latte's French Vanilla (Frenchie or Nilly for short-filly) and on other outta Fern, but I don't know the name or gender. I'm leaning towards the second one simply because I like the name Fern better than Mocha's Latte or whatever Frenchie's mother's name is.

Ta-ta for now!!!

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