Every foal needs to learn to give the hoofs. It is an essential skill, but it can be a challenge to teach it. Who doesn’t know issues like kicking or leaning all the weight on just the one foot you want to pick up? Learn by the example of my foal Maserati how to prepare your young horse step by step for the farrier.
We wish to do everything right with our youngsters. This can be a big burden on our shoulders. Young horses learn a lot of everyday things “by the way.” Learn how you can direct and shape your young horses learning experiences into a good direction by knowing the 4 ways of innate learning.
How can I prepare my young horses that they won’t be afraid of water later? Every rider knows it: the horses fear of water puddles. Some horses really freak out at the sight of the shiny, reflecting and wet surfaces. During the last weeks we had a lot of rain and a little lake built in the field of my horses.
I took advantage of it and showed my young horses Tara and Maserati how much fun they can have with water.
Foals are wonderful - there is (almost) nothing better in the world. At least for me. But they are playful, they try to bite, can be invasive, kick and rear if we don’t pay attention. Setting boundaries can be hard at times, especially when it is about cute foals. What does it take to set boundaries in fairness and without emotions on both sides?
Will your foal one day be a spooky horse or better a brave horse full of confidence and trust? Learn 2 effective and fun ways, how you to influence your foal’s level of confidence for life!
Maserati is taking his first real walk together with his mother Mazirah, who is his role model. There are so many things to explore! Observing how mum is playing with water, jumping a big log, walking through a forest and even loading into the trailer for the first time!
After I had done different preparations for Trailer loading with Tara, she was ready for the next step. With good preparations, trailer loading can become so easy - even for a very young horse. Tara is learning that loading into a vehicle is nothing to be afraid of, but a skill she can master with ease.
Worm paste is a necessary evil and source for many unpleasant fights with horses. Maserati is learning in a fun and pleasant way that taking a worming paste isn’t so bad after all. What could be the magical ingredient?
As part of her pre-school program, Tara is learning to load into a trailer without stress. I believe that horses can’t learn early enough about trailer loading ( I am actually already a bit late…).
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