Originally Posted by Tryst
Grooming, picking up feet, having every inch of her body touched/handled, get her used to baths, fly spray, being tied up, basic obstacles (walking over them - like ground poles, piece of plywood, low bridge, etc.), desensitizing her to various "scary" things (tarps, etc.), teach her to yield front and hind quarters, back up, etc.
IMO an hour is too long to work with a yearling on a regular basis due to their short attention span. I would keep sessions to 30 mins or less, though you can do multiple sessions per day. Also limit lunging as it is hard on the joints (a few minutes to learn the practice is ok, but 30 mins of lunging is too much).
she never walks circles for 30 minutes straight --- even I lack the attention span for that :p
I walk her back and forth for about 10-15 minutes --- walk her in circles around me (no trotting/running) for 5-10 minutes --- walk back and forth for 15-20 minutes working on "whoa"
I like the idea of desensitizing her to scary stuff -- thank you