Originally Posted by kevinshorses
If this is a filly that came off the range don't worry about working her too hard she probably would outlast you without breaking a sweat. All I would do is teach her to lead then find a big pasture someplace(preferably a little rocky) and forget about her for a couple of years. If that isn't possible then remember that anything you try to teach her will take about 5 times longer to sink in because she is so immature mentally.
Why would you work hard, teach this horse to lead, and be good then cast it out to a paddock for a couple of years?
As she stated above, she wants to build a relationship with her weanling, not just let it be some horse that runs wild in her back paddock. Horses are very intelligent, I believe, and so what if it takes the horse a little longer to learn? Provided that it learns it correctly, understands personal space and has a good bond with her owner than everything should be fine.
Remember, this was posted in Natural Horsemanship. A topic about understanding your horse and working with it. A topic about strengthening that bond between you and your horse.