05-23-2013, 02:16 PM
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Ditto - don't tie the foot... just use the rope in your hand for a give/release ~ using it just like you would your hand.
I have had very few reasons in 21 years of handling and training to actually tie a foot up. And it is never for training purposes.
Rinse Repeat and continue - time and paitence trains up the best horses for the long term. Which I am sure is what you are wanting to do with these two yearlings. Just don't get tempted to rush them. If you are BORED and THEY are Bored... set up an in-hand obstacle course, walk through "scary" things, over "scary" items, open and shut items, backing through poles laid out in shapes on the ground. Anything you could possibily image you would ride through...set up as an in-hand. Nothing that would hurt them, but lots to make them THINK. Then change it up and do it differently! Babies are fun to work with, but the really smart ones will keep you challenged to come up with new ideas to keep it entertaining before they come up with their own mischevious ideas.