8. Foal Handling

Start well, from the very beginning!

The reason I want to share the journey of my foal(s) with you, is because I have been training horses for a long period of time now. They come to me to be started under the saddle, or to help them with the issues they face. And of course I love doing this a lot, but with a lot of them I feel they have missed much. It is as if they have been going from baby to middle school and I have to help them fill up the gaps. Of course I take my time with them and teach them as much as I can about the beginning steps, but I can’t help feeling I should do more for the other young horses in the world. 

In this course I teach you about my thoughts of handling young horses. You will learn about:

  • The first contact
  • Basic handling
  • Deworming / vet checks
  • Setting your foal up for succes by teaching him about his/her life in this world

I am all for letting young ones be young and live a happy life, but that means even more we have to be careful with how we handle the first steps they take in their lives. From putting a halter on, leading them to a field, deworming them, vet checks, feeding, touching to making contact and many more. By doing these things right, we prepare our horses for the rest of their lives. The journey begins the first moment they feel we are with them. And that’s where we should start doing things with good intent. 

I feel that is the area where I can help best, because if we start off well from the very beginning, problems don’t have to arise anymore because the horses understand the life they live in. So this is were my new foals come in. With them I have the opportunity to teach all of you how and what I would do with a horse from the very beginning to be able to really understand the world they live in.

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