Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I don't want to do serious work with her - I understand that she is far to small to do that. I need to be able to halter, lead, pick up feet to be trimmed and stand for the vet. I do think it's not good to push little ones too soon, that is for sure. I just need to have her quiet and trusting for these every day routine things. I'm a big believer is hoof care from a young age, and I don't want the farrier to dislike trimming her because of her behaviour. I also worm and vaccinate on a tight schedule, so she needs to be able to handle these things without fighting.
I only wish I could keep her on pasture full-time, but I can't. The Paddocks with shelters are full of off-season racehorses, most of whom are studs, so it wouldn't work out!
I just don't want anyone to think I want to like "work her". I just want to form a trusting relationship with her and avoid turning situations into a fight.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork