10-17-2009, 04:28 PM
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Some horses need to be worked with alot earlier then another.. I know that the foal that we have we started working with from the day she was born. We did not acutaly get on her back though untill this summer.. (she is three btw).. but we had her saddle broke, able to lead, pick feet, do everything else that is ground work by the time she was a year and a half.. We started earlie because it is plane and simple.. he mother is crazey.. she has a good temperment, but once your on her back she dosn't care what you do, if you looksen up on the reins even a smidge, she will take off... she is a apendix, beautifull horse, but still.. VERY crazy when your on her back! But a great pole bender, and barrel racer! We wanted to treat the foal to respect people as much as possible, so that she wasn't about to try and kill us right off the bat when we did end up getting on her back. We started her with my tiny cousin.. who is only about 5'.. and only 75, and have slowly worked her up. But it worked, and she has only bucked a couple times.. and hasn't even managed to get anyone off!