Originally Posted by AbsitVita
My fault, people
Not wasted as its actually always good to remind people how important ground work is - and its not just about lungeing or roundpen work - its every single minute you spend with your horse getting him relaxed and trusting around you. I wouldn't even think about taking a horse into a lunge situation until it was happy to be groomed, led, caught and understanding basic verbal commands like walk on and whoa and move over
You get your foal used to all that now and by the time you are ready to get on him he will have no worries at all, he'll just think 'Mums doing something new today'