Young Horse Raising

We offer raising and training for young horses of all ages, breeds and handling backgrounds

 

Jenni working with a foal

Jenni working with a foal

Foals can come with their dam or after weaning, our preference is to work with foals while they are still quite young as more can be accomplished the younger they arrive. Foal handling for sucklings includes full board for foal and dam in one of our many large foaling stalls with ample turn out with age appropriate friends to grow strong and learn from. We have had foals come through that have had good handling and need more, we’ve had foals that have been spoiled by over zealous owners and we have worked with foals that have never been touched by a human. Our experience dictates what each individual foal needs.

Raising and training isn’t just limited to foals!

A yearling out on the trails

A yearling out on the trails

Young Horse raising is geared towards foals through their third year and is our most popular service!  Young horses are raised in a herd on our pastures learning valuable social skills from their herdmates. Young horses have their own stall for individualized feeding and are brought in daily for handling, inspection, monitoring of their vitals and private meals. Young horses are regularly groomed and are on a rotating training schedule of age appropriate lessons. This may include clipping, loading in a trailer, walking or ponying on trails or just general handling.

 

Ponying a client's weanling

Ponying a client’s weanling

Reduced rate long term young horse raising is available to individuals that have been born into our program or after they have been enrolled in one of our training programs for a minimum of 2 months.

We offer partial and full training for young horses that need additional handling and exposure. Ponying, walking trails, learning to trust and listen to the handler are all integrated into daily life. As your horse matures we begin to prepare them for saddle and harness.

Two year old colts at play

Two year old colts at play

Once old enough, young horses  are taught to long line, ground drive, pony, wear tack/harness and are exposed to many different situations as their age and strength dictates. The horse’s physical development is of most importance to us. We don’t use gimmicks or run youngsters in circles. All training is done with a deliberate purpose.

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Jenni with youngsters in our raising program

Jenni with youngsters in our raising program

 

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