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  • De spooking a yearling horse

 
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    05-23-2009, 01:04 AM
  #11
Showing
Sounds like you have a good hand on things. He is one little stunner. Just continue showing him things, even the ones he has already seen. Make sure he trailers as well. Keep him exposed and keep testing him with new things.
There a couple great books out there with ideas on "de-spooking". A lot of things I have found were great to expose horses to new things, which in reality isn't de-spooking, but marely teaching them to respond to new scary situations more humanly rather than freak out.
     
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    05-23-2009, 09:28 PM
  #12
Foal
Ya he is going to be spending the summer being a horse for sure. I work with him often, but he still has lots of time to play, I even play with him! He's super lazy though, silly boy. I've gotten him used to strangers, he LOVES new people (I swear he's a dog). I really want to pony him this summer, that's the one thing I need to work with him on. Thanks everyone!
     
    05-24-2009, 01:33 AM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Starryeyed    
I have a yearling POA gelding that I have owned since he was 3 months old. He is a great little colt and has the best friendly personality. Anyways, I want to continue his training, but since he is my first horse I don't know what I should be doing with him as a yearling? He already knows how to lead, lunge w/t/c (not to long and hard obviously), pick up feet, tie and cross tie. I've also taken him over tarps, poles on the ground, and other "scary" stuff. Whats next? I like keeping him entertained and learning new things, but don't want to push him or do anything harmful for his age. Your advice is appreciated! Also what is sacking out?, heard it on other topic, probably a dumb question. Thanks!
Sounds like you're pretty much done until he's 2 and ready for long-lining and/or ground driving and learning to carry a saddle.

I like to take my horses on "walks" in hand on the trail. It helps them become familiar with going away from their "safety zone". It also encourages them to become dependent on YOU in new/scary situations, instead of another horse (such as when you pony a young one). Lead him from BOTH sides and continue some basic ground work while you're out there. Let him graze some too, so he'll learn to look forward to trails.

I would not lunge him more than 10 minutes total at this age. Lunging or round pen work in circles is not good for growing joints.

Have you had his feet done yet? If not, then a visit from a trimmer is due. Those baby feet need to be kept in balance as well.
     
    05-26-2009, 03:53 PM
  #14
Foal
Oh yes, he's had his feet done every six weeks since I got him. I've started doing walks, but need to do that more.
     

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