The RAC began in 2007 and continued until 2015. It was created to unite all curly horse owners to encourage and motivate each other and to promoting the breed. Participating riders earn points to win amazing prizes. This blog was created to share with others their personal journey with each other and the public. *This blog is not a training blog and any techniques or methods shown here are not necessarily enforced by the RAC. Consult your trainer for advice. http://curlyhorsecountry.com
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Weaning Foal Fun
We had a nice collection of pony sized foals this spring. Our first was born in February so he has been weaned for some time. The other 4 were all delivered around the same time, so they have been out in a BIG pasture with their Moms all summer. I am happy to say- they have remained friendly and curious (after some solid imprinting at birth) so it's been just reminders now as far as manners.
Like Linda, I like working with the foals and watching them "get it" . For a very small investment of time, it makes such a nice difference when they reach saddle training years. Usually, we make a morning of it - spending time with the babies - haltering, leading, picking up feet, etc.
Sometimes we just walk amongst them and scratch, pet, rub and tell them all how handsome they are. We allow them to choose to be friends.
If we are successful and find their "itchy" spot - they are our buddies for life.
And since most ponies are destined to be mounts for little people - we encourage a lot of proper handling by the young horsemen of the world :)
Excellent foundation for the ponies, excellent foundation for the handlers :)
They all get to try the obstacle course at some point.