Pro tip: do not breed if you can’t teach your babies some manners at a young age or they will turn into attitude-y “teenagers” when they hit the terrible twos. *cough* Milo *cough*
And they will keep the attitude even when they’re five *cough* Cougar *cough*
Or when they are 10 *cough* Bee *cough*
Cody is 7 but eternally a 2 year old *COUGH*
See I don’t know. I think a very large problem with babies (anything under 3) is that they are handled TOO much. Especially in a culture where horses are so expensive and you only really get a single baby, this can be problematic. In my experience foals grow up better at minimum in pairs. And I dunno, I don’t think they need that much handling as anything below breaking/working age. Sure basic manners but to the extent I see some people handle foals/yearlings/two year olds - no.
I literally read the whole way down and until the last comment thought they were talking about human babies 😳
the owner of my barn is in france for the games for 6 weeks.. she has a small property where she boards other people’s horses, and has her own small team of dressage horses who she regularly competes, a motley crew of other pets and farm animals to feed, and isn’t “rich” or even “wealthy”.
she’s just worked hard, set goals, and saved her money instead of buying 50,000 saddle pads. you feel me?
Wait, what? You mean you’re not supposed to just cry about your parents not being rich and actually get off your ass and go to work and earn the money yourself?
WEG has barely started and already almost every photo I’ve seen is an extravagant front leg without proper hind end engagement.
So movement. Very training. Much correct. Wow