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        09-02-2013, 05:35 PM
    Congrats on your new colt!! I have a yearling colt also, only I had him since 6 days old:) He leads, ties, loves being groomed, is good with other horses, has been saddled(with a very light weight saddle), and the farrier is always very impressed with his manners when she comes.

    Please get an expert to help you with your new colt. I have a good amount of experience with horses, but since this was my first young one I have several times asked advice from the trainers I know, and they have helped me along in the learning process, both for my colt and me:)

    Will your colt be living with other horses? This will be very beneficial to him, both for his mental and physical health. Also, the more dominant horses will teach how to be submissive and respectful, making your job much easier when you begin to establish leadership over him.
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        09-03-2013, 05:05 AM
    Originally Posted by ANuJourney    
    My first suggestion would be either finding a trainer or selling/giving him to someone with experience. If you love this colt, then let him go. He is going to do best in the hands of someone experienced with training young horses.
    This came to my mind too & I agree very much with those sentiments, but it does sound like the OP is reasonably switched on about it & knows she will need lots of help & support. OP please don't take it negatively, but realistically, that training horses, particularly babies, is something that can be difficult, requires experience & is easy to stuff up... & if you stuff up a horse's education, it can be dangerous & they will ultimately suffer for it too.

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