We are now looking to purchase a horse (12 months and under) and train it up. I'm really nervous because I've never had a yearling of my own. Is there anything we should look out for other than a good temperament and confirmation when we're inspecting them?
I really don't wanna buy it and regret it. We intend on training it and getting my mum's good friend to help up break it in once its old enough. What are your experiences with yearlings? Do you prefer fillies or colts? Are there any techniques you use which seem to work well with them? How about in the show ring?
My mum is really good with handling the yearlings, but I'm not quite so good. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'll keep this thread updated with pics of the yearlings we're considering.