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    05-18-2011, 11:43 PM
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Foal
Training an older mare

Hi! I am new here so be gentle
I have a total of 4 horses. I recently purchased a AQHA 7 y/o broodmare with a stud colt at her side. The previous owners purchased her as a 3 y/o and she has had 3 foals. She has never been used for anything else or had any formal training. For the last month, I have just been getting her used to being touched all over and used to me and her surroundings.

Today I decided I would do a little more that just basic manners. She did amazingly well for never being pushed or asked of much before. At the end of our session, I had her to give me two eyes, disengaging her hindquarters, respecting my space, flexing head/neck left and right, and basic lunging in both directions. She picked up on each one so quickly and easily that I was able to move on to more. She also did all this in open space as I don't own a round pen (Would definitely be useful though) I picked up on the fact that she is not thrilled with me being on her right side, it was harder for me to send her off and lunge to the right, but I had her moving her front end off the pressure by the end. She does need more work with picking out her hooves, especially her back hooves. My farrier will come out this Saturday. She will definitely be better after he leaves, but I like to have the horses calm and under control while he is working.

I realize that we have a lot more training to accomplish, but I was excited that she was able to pick up on it so quickly and easily. Oh and her colt just hung around muching on grass while we worked, and they were both calm. I was prepared to cut the session short as to not stress them out, but they both did okay.

Has anyone else had success starting an older broodmare?
Any tips and suggestions appreciated!
     
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    05-18-2011, 11:58 PM
  #2
Weanling
That's great! Glad to hear the session went well. You may want to open a member journal to keep everyone posted on your mare's progress.
     
    05-21-2011, 08:24 PM
  #3
Weanling
Sounds wonderful! HOrses are so 'one' sided it drives me crazy! I usually start my guy on his bad side so we always end on a good note. Can't wait to hear more from your adventures.
     
    05-22-2011, 06:47 PM
  #4
Foal
Thank you!
How do I start a member journal to record her progress?
My farrier came out yesterday and was able to trim her front hooves only. We will do her back feet next time. She did try and shoulder into him, and did not like to give her feet to him. After about 2 corrections, she was better. She did respect my space though. I think she has just learned to try and muscle her way out of things she doesn't like. Not a great habit to have, but seems that she won't be too difficult to retrain.
     

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