Young Horse Part 2: Six Months to 1.5 Years
- By Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM
- Aug 22, 2011
Large enough to do damage, but often untrained, stressed, and in fluctuating stages of growth, weanlings to long yearlings (roughly 6-18 months) are the gangly acne-and-hormone-plagued members of the equine world. As it is with the parents of teenagers, owners of young horses often seem bewildered about managing these metamorphosing charges. Yet, as with the adolescent human, developmental changes in the juvenile horse determine adult outcome.
A juvenile horse’s management needs depend on his owner’s intended arena/discipline, but this free report will provide tips for the basics such as diet, housing, growth patterns, preventive care, and more.
- Nutritional Considerations for Weanlings
- How to Feed an Orphan Foal
- Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction
- Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)
- Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)
- Behavioral Differences Between Colts and Fillies Examined
- Developmental Dental Disorders in Horses
- Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses
- Researchers Examine One-Sided Imprint Training
- Weaning Stress and Nutritional Influences