Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
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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).