8 week elderly Filly Foal support please ?
i have a eight week old TB foal i have raise since she was 4 weeks. Her mother died two weeks after birth and was hand rear after that by her mothers owner which i then bought her off them. We have qualified her to bucket feed and is very used to the halter and lead which she accept very well, she is good near handling and can be examined anywhere whithout hassle. One problem - when we take her out for an exersise she becomes very exited and begin jumping up, rearing and striking, she is very playful but i cant imagine her close to that when she is older. When i take her out on her lead she is fine when i stroll she walks, but when i run she runs then gets sooo exited she prancers round and bounds similar to crazy (litterally). She kicks her back legs, reares and bounces up and down and sometimes she even goes for the little nip, its extremely cute and entertaining to watch but im just thinking bout whats going to happen contained by the future when she is double or more in size and weight, her playfulness would be deeply deadly.
Do you know any step by step instructions to teach her the underlying ways of manners (not to do the things mentioned above), a website would be fine aswell thankx alot :)
I have eight other horses but when we bought them they were already well mannered fillys/colts (which colts are immediately geldered). Flicka is young and needs lots of hands on work ASAP!
THANK YOU ALL
First, how much pasture time does she get? She wants to be out and running with other horses almost all the time. She's a infant and need lots and lots of play time. She's wanting to have her play time with you. You can't allow it.
It's not easy to tell you step by step but you can figure it out. You have to be VERY consistent. Decide precisely how close you'll allow her to come to you and then NEVER let her get closer. I wouldn't try running beside her until you can get her to jog slowly without her getting excited. And again, you hold to have her out playing with other horses as much as possible.
your right. This can become a highly contagious issue for you if not stoped now
You really want her to be able to develop her foal skills as they will help her later within life and even give her the ability to "cope" contained by life. you should correct her when she gets out of paw with you.
When she does something you do not want correct it immediately. Yell or rugged jerk on the lead line. The moment she stops relax and get her a pat.