Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Day one....we attack them! We love on them, pet them all over, put the halter on, just get them used to human contact because they are going to be getting handled everyday from that point. I would rather teach them to lead when they are younger (not day one, a few days later) vs a few months and getting drug all over.
We always find it is easier while they are younger...because by the 1 month mark they are being moved between pastures and it is nice to be able to lead them instead of fighting one....especially if they are loose and run up the wrong side of the fence and start a frenzy since mom is on the other side :) Much easier to lead them and avoid issues.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.