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        05-09-2009, 11:28 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    My trakehner will be turning 7 this year and we still have little moments where he tries to tune me out and throw training out the window. Our first show was a great example of him-first class, he went bucking down the long side, spooking at everything, jumping over shadows and ignoring me competely. By the second class, he was all like "meh!" and we ended up with a 2nd place. I have been told though that trakehners are notorious for this and actually tend to be the slowest maturing warmbloods.

    My soon to be 4 year old on the other hand, seems to be an absolute stellar little worker bee. He's only been undersaddle now for 2 weeks, but its like nothing seems to faze him. His attention holds, he tries his hardest, he picks things up extremely quickly and seems to realize that the quicker he gives in and does things right, the quicker we pop off his back :P
         
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        05-13-2009, 06:10 PM
      #22
    Foal
    I think that you just need to be able to separate baby stuff from personality...i've had my boy all his life as we bred him as we did many foals and I find that they have their own set personality from day 1, but baby stuff just gets in the way sometimes...however it depends on how you deal with this baby stuff (ie- if he is nippy for a few months as most are and you let him get away from it then you get a nipper, etc.) but my gelding has been consistent since 6 months at least, when we started showing him, he was a superstar about it then and he's a superstar about it now obviously we went through tests, like others said with terrible 2s and such but i've always been able to see his true personality through his inexperience in something
         

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