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ever since a weanling broke my foot when I needed to clip him! The techniqu has worked great for me
2/11/2008 1:00:55 PM
I see it as unnecessarily interfering with a new mother's bonding time with her new foal.
2/10/2008 5:19:33 PM
Don't always go "by the book" but always get safe reliable horses, each with their own personalities
2/10/2008 4:42:25 PM
vet and farrier noticed the foals are easy to work with. "D" must be done carefully
2/10/2008 1:41:37 PM
I don't because I've never had foals, but would have prior to reading you recent article about stres
2/10/2008 12:40:58 PM
On the colts, I CAREFULLY handle the inside and outside of the sheath
2/10/2008 7:02:44 AM
take it easy,and stay calm
2/10/2008 1:21:11 AM
Imprint training is in use all over the world. If DONE CORRECTLY is 100% effective
2/10/2008 12:02:08 AM
We bred our mare twice, and imprinted them both extensively. They turned out WONDERFULLY.
2/9/2008 6:02:50 PM
We alawys let the mare & foal bond first
2/9/2008 5:50:50 PM
I had done this before they came up with the name imprinting. I just loved all over my babies.
2/9/2008 12:10:50 PM
So important to imprint with the first few hours if mare allows. Raised three - two from birth.
2/9/2008 10:21:55 AM
Waited to hand foal until 6-12 hours old because didn't know foal was born until then.old because
2/9/2008 7:54:07 AM
Except for one year and that was a mistake! Foals that year were much more skittish and avoidant.
2/8/2008 10:26:27 PM
Beyond the initial medical check at birth, our foals are handled just via pets and such
2/8/2008 8:45:38 PM
I don't breed, but anyone who does should always imprint!
2/8/2008 8:44:30 PM
I've always thought that imprinting was intruding on Mother Nature's natural way for the mare/foal
2/8/2008 8:26:43 PM
its a wonderful way to start a foal
2/8/2008 8:21:44 PM
I am not abreder right; but would like to be; I'd love to know what people think
2/8/2008 6:32:05 PM
We concentrate on the mare more than the foal. Happy mom, happy foal.
2/8/2008 6:27:51 PM
Rub them all over, talk to them, make noise, tap their hooves, pick their legs up after their standi
2/8/2008 4:00:37 PM
Just enough to dry and check the foal over
2/8/2008 2:59:06 PM
I let the foals always come to be while I am handling, grooming & giving all general care to the dam
2/8/2008 1:31:49 PM
I tend to be too busy but my mares are like dogs so the foals end up being the same way
2/8/2008 12:55:19 PM
Had a friend do it. Foal turned out pushy and bitey, no respect for people.
2/8/2008 10:51:30 AM
It's always worked for us, haltering, doing feet, and grooming are no problem later on.
2/8/2008 10:43:54 AM
Always felt foals should bond with mother, not humans! We've plenty of time, give the mare hers!
2/8/2008 10:41:52 AM
just quiet handling AFTER foal stands and nurses and is laying back down. intro to one thing at a t
2/8/2008 10:38:44 AM
Leave them w/dam for first week
2/8/2008 9:49:10 AM
my baby is calm and easy to work with. She also has a great relationship with her mom.
2/8/2008 9:38:20 AM
Both are essential to me. It prepares a horse with a life of less stress with humans.
2/8/2008 8:48:13 AM
having a well handled mare teaches babies more than any human can- we cant teach how to be a horse.
2/8/2008 6:10:44 AM
It really works when you are training when they mateure and view you as the herd leader.
2/8/2008 2:30:44 AM
I don't do everything Dr. Miller outlined but a lot of it
2/8/2008 1:54:50 AM
let them be with their mother
2/8/2008 1:00:06 AM
I always have, and with great results--after reading your last article, I may rethink on the next ba
2/7/2008 10:33:29 PM
I have had good luck imprinting fouls most of the time.But i have this 10 month old colt now and he
2/7/2008 10:02:18 PM
but I only do it after the mare and foal have had several hours or a day together
2/7/2008 9:52:19 PM
I have the most trusting horse on the planet due to imprinting
2/7/2008 9:36:38 PM
I breed for temperament. quality I wait for curiosity foals come to me
2/7/2008 9:18:04 PM
let mare take care!
2/7/2008 8:48:20 PM
don't keep messing with a young foal. work more with its dam. the foal will be eas
2/7/2008 8:40:50 PM
I handle them from head to toe and also use my clipper on them in many area's so they are used to it
2/7/2008 7:13:13 PM
Of the 2 we raised, the imprinted 1 is easier to handle
2/7/2008 7:01:48 PM
on QHs - follow Miller exactly - sensitize too or else! - less stress if vet work required on foal
2/7/2008 6:21:03 PM
RUB FOALS ALL OVER INCLUDING NOSTRILS
2/7/2008 6:06:28 PM
my mare has turned out the greatest for it everyone loves her friendly personality
2/7/2008 6:06:22 PM
There is a fine line between too much and not enough work.
2/7/2008 5:37:09 PM
once they are around 2-3 weeks old, they begin general handling
2/7/2008 4:51:33 PM
Only after about 7 to 10 days old
2/7/2008 4:17:30 PM
Do my own technique.
2/7/2008 3:53:37 PM
Keep it short.
2/7/2008 12:43:48 PM
I do not interfeer with nature. Human nature seems always to interfeer with mother nature.
2/7/2008 12:34:46 PM
I have seen people over do it and ruin the horse, I wait until the foal comes to me
2/7/2008 12:29:35 PM
Our foals are always easier to handle when imprinted.
2/7/2008 12:00:32 PM
On B-Day we carry the foal around, give lots of hugs & squeezes
2/7/2008 11:35:18 AM
I have bought some that were and found them to be harder to train in regards to respecting my space
2/7/2008 11:22:20 AM
If done correctly.timing,technnique & intuitive tenvencies make all the difference.
2/7/2008 11:18:06 AM
In 12yrs, the imprinted foals are easier to handle than the non imprinted
2/7/2008 10:21:56 AM
never had a foal
2/7/2008 9:50:50 AM
I've had GREAT success with it...(it lets me be a bit lazy later in the animals training)
2/7/2008 9:28:54 AM
The horses that I have seen that people have imprinted usually don't have any repect for people
2/7/2008 9:23:26 AM
let foal imprint properly to mare, train for 1st weeks-calm relaxed animal no stress issues
2/7/2008 8:13:59 AM
Saw some of this research in it earrly stages and decided not to use imprinting.
2/7/2008 7:37:57 AM
If you don't know what you're doing, Stop it ruins a lot of great horses.
2/7/2008 6:04:35 AM
Use adult horse halter like a harness to minimize stress on tender little necks.
2/7/2008 5:21:39 AM
2/7/2008 1:25:27 AM
I only partially imprinted my last foal-it seemed to work as well as with foals I took more time on
2/6/2008 11:44:01 PM
I make sure mare is very comfortable with me, after foaling, i go in but let the foal approach me
2/6/2008 11:37:50 PM
The best lessons last 2 to 5 minutes for young foals. Don't overdo it.
2/6/2008 11:03:27 PM
30 years proved that handling newborns works! My foals were always friendlier, easier, more willing
2/6/2008 10:14:03 PM
just general handling, not interfering too much
2/6/2008 8:42:31 PM
Not to extreme lenghts reccomended
2/6/2008 8:02:31 PM
just gentle touching every day...it works well
2/6/2008 8:00:17 PM
Depends on the foal. I think they do better letting them come to you...
2/6/2008 7:33:48 PM
I do a little with the foal but mostly with the dam
2/6/2008 7:07:20 PM
I was taught to do this.
2/6/2008 6:57:06 PM
I let the mother teach them first ...I start working w/ them as yearlings
2/6/2008 6:56:39 PM
I only go in long enough to check that all is O.K. then get out and observe from hidden vantage poin
2/6/2008 6:30:09 PM
human are not substitute mothers
2/6/2008 6:19:44 PM
I have found it works wonderfully and my foals are friendly, bold and like humans.
2/6/2008 6:11:59 PM
we just handle them as we would their mom
2/6/2008 6:11:15 PM
As I rub the baby all over, interact with both mare and foal. Never do I have shy incurious foals!
2/6/2008 5:43:56 PM
I don't believe in Dr. Miller's technique of withholding suckling while imprinting.
2/6/2008 5:42:30 PM
My foals turn out to be confident, well behaved, gentle, curious, and attentive.
2/6/2008 4:23:41 PM
We started handling and talking to our foal within hours of being born.
2/6/2008 4:21:07 PM
Nature knows what to do - human beings just screw things up.
2/6/2008 4:12:03 PM
abosultely. Ithelps them to get use to many different things.
2/6/2008 3:57:34 PM
I don't have any foals
2/6/2008 3:47:15 PM
Foals learn from their dams; just handle mom quietly and kindly
2/6/2008 3:05:47 PM
Imprinting inteferes with the mares chance to bond with the foal.
2/6/2008 3:01:49 PM
Sometimes it works, sometimes not
2/6/2008 2:57:37 PM
My imprinted baby turns 8 this month-very gentle and loving-never a problem from day 1
2/6/2008 2:06:26 PM
but after a day or 2 it gets treated as an adult with a short attention span.
2/6/2008 1:47:22 PM
I feel it works. My professors at UC Davis also practiced it effectively.
2/6/2008 1:32:05 PM
I totally recommend it. My foal is calmer and bolder than unhandled foals!
2/6/2008 1:05:26 PM
Vet likes handling the ones who have been imprinted.
2/6/2008 1:03:49 PM
Let them be a horse. They are no harder to train if you take your time and have patience.
2/6/2008 12:58:24 PM
I used to raise mules and imprinting made a huge difference in their behavior.
2/6/2008 12:23:18 PM
Only for areas of behavior that affect my safety later on...
2/6/2008 12:21:59 PM
once-I will never do it agian I found the same things that the "Hands off "article found
2/6/2008 12:15:35 PM
Not to the extent that Dr. Miller recommends, but we do some.
2/6/2008 12:14:56 PM
my mare that i imprinted trusts me more than any horse i've owned
2/6/2008 12:14:16 PM
I use imprinting on our foals now, and they are fantastic to handle and affectionate.
2/6/2008 12:10:27 PM
I will assist my mare if she needs help with the foal otherwise just observe.
2/6/2008 11:53:03 AM
Any desensitizing is done after the foal has nursed on its own
2/6/2008 11:45:19 AM
It makes a lot of difference when you get to the 2yr old stage of starting the horse under saddle
2/6/2008 11:29:25 AM
Within the first 24 hours our focus is on our mares unless the foal shows signs of distress.
2/6/2008 11:27:09 AM
Never stress the foal. Gentle handling and well founded trust helps more than anything
2/6/2008 11:25:01 AM
Teach restraint kindly, they never forget it. That study has to be flawed some way
2/6/2008 11:22:32 AM
We've always let the mare & her foal bond first for several hours, with minimal human handling.
2/6/2008 11:21:36 AM
Have had very good success
2/6/2008 11:19:43 AM
Imprinting totally wrecks their natural senses, bad idea.
2/6/2008 11:10:59 AM
My mare is expecting "our" first foal. I will let my mare guide the way her foal is handled.
2/6/2008 11:03:17 AM
advance and retreat
2/6/2008 11:00:56 AM
Correct and positive imprinting has proven to give my Friesian foals confident inquisitiveness
2/6/2008 10:57:12 AM
I try not to interfere with the bonding ot the mare and foal but I do handle the foal once he is up.
2/6/2008 10:38:01 AM
My first goal is to get colostrum, E Colicon E, and Probios into them. Then I touch them.
2/6/2008 10:32:19 AM
Can't keep my hands off them anyway, why not add articles of future use to my hands...works for me a
2/6/2008 10:29:22 AM
i don't like to interfer too much with mom and baby bonding
2/6/2008 10:19:10 AM
Imprinted foals are so much more confident with people
2/6/2008 10:16:35 AM
I imprint at birth and then leave the foal and mare to do what Nature intented. Works for me.
2/6/2008 9:56:31 AM
Our babies are handled every day. They stand for the farrier, clip,and load by 30 days.
2/6/2008 9:51:20 AM
if the weather is wet or cold I do take a towel and dry them off a bit
2/6/2008 9:39:57 AM
I do believe it violates the mother/child relationship.
2/6/2008 9:39:16 AM
I only intervene if something is wrong
2/6/2008 8:56:10 AM
I've imprinted for 10 years and have had outstanding results with outstanding results.
2/6/2008 8:46:45 AM
not the intense just born thing - just lots of handling daily
2/6/2008 8:16:57 AM
I let the mare and foal get settled and adjusted for at least a week
2/6/2008 8:02:49 AM
Yes, and he turned out trustworthy and friendly. Would do it again!
2/6/2008 7:57:59 AM
do not have foals
2/6/2008 7:55:52 AM
With the few foals we have had, we give the Dam 2 or 3 days for her own bonding with the foal.
2/6/2008 7:42:38 AM
I only start handling the foal after 24 hours - once it has bonded with the dam.
2/6/2008 7:23:16 AM
Like any baby - a foal is happiest with its mother. I am present and involved, but not intrusive,
2/6/2008 7:09:09 AM
I've raised one baby; I started handling her at about 12hrs; she's easy to work with all along(6 yrs
2/6/2008 6:13:18 AM
Work descretely with dam so bonding btwn dam & foal isn't disturbed
2/6/2008 6:02:01 AM
makes for easier training
2/6/2008 3:58:11 AM
have only had one foal, and was not present at the birth so no option to, prob wont w/this yrs foal
2/6/2008 3:09:39 AM
Your foal will only be as sensitive as the person is doing it....
2/6/2008 2:55:06 AM
Make sure you have a good relationship with the Dam first, or she may not let you near her foal.
2/6/2008 2:35:30 AM
Foals are handled quietly and gently as to provide necessary medical attention.
2/6/2008 2:29:30 AM
I strongly disagree with the study.
2/6/2008 1:51:07 AM
male or female handler?
2/6/2008 1:00:40 AM
I believe that imprinting is a great thing and can set the foal up to be much more manageable
2/6/2008 12:48:21 AM
Within the first couple hours. Give time for mare/foal to bond before encroaching on them.
2/6/2008 12:32:24 AM
Let mare and foal bond first. Gently touch the foal all over its body as you quietly talk to it.
2/5/2008 11:11:27 PM
ammended Miller's technique, as soon as it seems prudent without interfereing with mare/foal bond
2/5/2008 11:10:39 PM
Feel, timing, and correct release of pressure is key to successful imprinting.
2/5/2008 11:01:03 PM
I spend lots of time with the mare pre-foaling to prevent a snorting dragon at birth. It helps!
2/5/2008 10:59:26 PM
make every attempt to avoid interfering with the dam/foal bonding
2/5/2008 10:50:56 PM
but not overdone...
2/5/2008 10:50:52 PM
After 11 years & 175 foals it is rewarding experience for handlers & foals
2/5/2008 10:42:39 PM
Makes everything you do with them easier down the road.
2/5/2008 10:39:58 PM
use Dr Miller's imprinting and Clinton Anderson's methods as they get older
2/5/2008 10:31:07 PM
I never "descend" apon a horse ever. I always show respect, gain trust and ask for respect in return
2/5/2008 10:26:24 PM
I handle foals 2-3 days old, but never intrude on the bonding of mare and foal.
2/5/2008 10:22:19 PM
babys like to investigate so caring fo the mare daily will make the baby come to you.
2/5/2008 9:58:34 PM
all but one, and the negative difference with him is very obvious
2/5/2008 9:47:49 PM
I don't have any foals but if I did, I would, hopefully I will get some in the future
2/5/2008 9:39:36 PM
its hogwash, its stressful and they are just as easy with daily handling and care.
2/5/2008 9:23:38 PM
Don't go over board.
2/5/2008 9:23:29 PM
My filly is so quiet, I can reach through the bars of a gate & clip her face & ears w/o a halter on!
2/5/2008 9:08:15 PM
Only when the time is right.
2/5/2008 9:01:56 PM
We figured out years ago that so called imprinted foals are not tamer and sometimes worse.
2/5/2008 8:49:49 PM
not during the first hours after birth
2/5/2008 8:41:30 PM
It makes a HUGE difference in ease of handling them as they grow up.
2/5/2008 8:39:10 PM
handle legs and feet on day 2. put on halter/bum rope to go out.
2/5/2008 8:33:51 PM
initial familiarity and then let them be foals!
2/5/2008 8:32:51 PM
I try to imprint all my foals. it hasn't always been possible. There has been a noticable plus to it
2/5/2008 8:31:27 PM
2/5/2008 8:31:01 PM
NO!!- let them be, as nature intended
2/5/2008 8:30:20 PM
I give the dam a full body massage instead.
2/5/2008 8:21:51 PM
Desensitization, NOT imprinting
2/5/2008 8:13:19 PM
I onlydo a little bit, and it has created quiet foals.
2/5/2008 8:13:12 PM
This is not a fight for dominence The mare and I participate together.
2/5/2008 8:07:13 PM
I did imprint one foal and have said I would never do it again
2/5/2008 7:58:08 PM
I don't do all that is advocted but just enough to be able to get a hold and lead the baby dayly
2/5/2008 7:51:35 PM
depends if the foal had problems at birth
2/5/2008 7:41:02 PM
I did with my first foal, but based on this article, I will not use the techniques w/ the next foal
2/5/2008 7:35:04 PM
It pays to imprint!
2/5/2008 7:28:20 PM
it is more importent that the foal bond with it's mother. it's life depends on it.
2/5/2008 7:25:42 PM
When baby wants to come see me then I handle him/her, but not until mom first
2/5/2008 7:19:08 PM
Excellent for desensitization
2/5/2008 7:14:13 PM
hold babies at birth and handle regularly
2/5/2008 7:12:57 PM
You have to use common sense. You can overdo.
2/5/2008 7:05:38 PM
I think it is too interventional at a time when a foal should be bonding with its Mom
2/5/2008 7:02:15 PM
Your study is wrong, as long as the human contact is basic & does not stress the foal.
2/5/2008 7:02:13 PM
I handle the mare only until the foal asks for contact
2/5/2008 6:52:02 PM
We imprint all foals but we wait untill the second 24 hours of their lives.
2/5/2008 6:51:39 PM
gentle sharing of the mare and foal's time is important to fit in with mom and baby.
2/5/2008 6:43:11 PM
Dr. Robert Miller, now in CA, has years of documented good results that last on imprinting foals.
2/5/2008 6:35:44 PM
I am present at the birth and touch the foal gently rather than desensitise to lots of stimuli.
2/5/2008 6:33:35 PM
Our foals are 'handled' not imprinted.
2/5/2008 6:30:34 PM
We do not believe in breeding horses. There are too many culls, due to backyard and over breeding.
2/5/2008 6:26:04 PM
We leave them alone at first and then handle the foal
2/5/2008 6:25:56 PM
I need to be able to trim their feet, and treat any cuts they might have.
2/5/2008 6:23:44 PM
no, I make sure mare is up on all her vaccines, and let them bond. She is model for behavior, not me
2/5/2008 6:21:31 PM
I have found that repeated and over handling of a foal creates "the large dog" behavior. Bad
2/5/2008 6:20:26 PM
One mare's babies need to be left alone for a while, then they are easy
2/5/2008 6:18:27 PM
we start handling the morning after foaling and then every day thereafter.
2/5/2008 6:16:30 PM
I believe in letting them bond with their dam, and allow them to investigate me while I groom & feed
2/5/2008 6:16:04 PM
unless it is an emergency
2/5/2008 6:15:08 PM
It really works!
2/5/2008 6:12:20 PM
All of my foals have been imprinted.They all were a delight to work with.Nothing negative happened.
2/5/2008 6:11:17 PM
I have raised three foals and the imprinting has made and big difference in behavior of young horses
2/5/2008 6:03:03 PM
Every early interaction prepares them for their future jobs.
2/5/2008 5:46:49 PM
I use limited, we handle our foal in a type of extention of the mares. No objections from either
2/5/2008 5:44:58 PM
Imprinting my foals resulted in them being friendly and easy to work with.
2/5/2008 5:41:14 PM
Let them bond in the first hour. Reinforce handling daily--but encourage foal to come to you.
2/5/2008 5:35:41 PM
I always check my foals right after birth, treat the navel, do physical wellness,etc. and don't push
2/5/2008 5:34:18 PM
not the rediculous kind where they stuff fingers up the nostrils! Let them get used to you with mom.
2/5/2008 5:30:10 PM
No - I handle as little as possible until first winter.
2/5/2008 5:19:48 PM
We did it with our last foal and she has been pretty laid back about most things we introduce her to
2/5/2008 5:13:56 PM
Just touching and hanging around closeby as well as touching dam.
2/5/2008 5:09:44 PM
I have had positive results with imprinting, however I am open to learning more about its effect.
2/5/2008 5:03:55 PM
I hate what imprinting does to foals
2/5/2008 5:02:04 PM
I have not found imprintig to help.
2/5/2008 4:56:35 PM
Never believed in the suggested value of it.
2/5/2008 4:55:53 PM
Used it once and I think I ruined the foal, who grew up to be aggressive & disrespectful of humans
2/5/2008 4:54:35 PM
Mixed results, not convinced it's worth the effort.
2/5/2008 4:51:41 PM
As soon as they hit the ground. Also if you have a good dog around, introduce them-amazing results.
2/5/2008 4:48:39 PM
Some handling and intervention if there is trouble. Otherwise leave them alone let the foal approach
Usually within the first week
2/5/2008 4:46:23 PM
Not as soon as they're born, though. I wait a few hours/ day for them to bond naturally.
2/5/2008 4:43:21 PM
TTouch has never failed me.
2/5/2008 4:40:53 PM
My mare that I imprinted, didn't know how to be a mother herself and rejected her foal.
2/5/2008 4:39:46 PM
Lead, halter, touch, brush, handling feet, earlier the better...AND good contact with mother...
2/5/2008 4:39:21 PM
Our Polish Arabian was imprinted and is very people oriented, but he also lacks horse etiquette
2/5/2008 4:27:14 PM
I did imprint one mare, now 13. Thinks she's my equal. Others have more respect.
2/5/2008 4:22:46 PM
I must say I'm not so sure these methods work, esp. after reading the article.
2/5/2008 4:18:40 PM
Although we do not do it by any authored system, we try to create a bonding and it seems to roek
2/5/2008 4:12:25 PM
No more than 10 minutes per day. Finish session on positive note
2/5/2008 4:06:48 PM
Miniature horses.....we make sure the foals are handled and nursing..
2/5/2008 4:02:51 PM
Yes, but not immediately after birth.
2/5/2008 3:56:31 PM
Foals are not all alike sometimes it works, sometimes not depending on the individual
2/5/2008 3:54:42 PM
I've only had 2 foals and wasn't there immediately at birth
2/5/2008 3:53:41 PM
don't go overboard, but do handle a great deal. also teach foals to tie at day 1, you'll never regre
2/5/2008 3:51:40 PM
they will walk all over you
2/5/2008 3:46:04 PM
I did but found that it was not helpful. I had a foal who was much more insecure.
2/5/2008 3:43:40 PM
only when intervention is needed
2/5/2008 3:41:22 PM
I am not a breeder.
2/5/2008 3:35:36 PM
It seems like imprinting doesnt always guarantee a quieter people horse than babies who were not
2/5/2008 3:33:43 PM
I just sit in the stall and let them come investigate me
2/5/2008 3:32:32 PM
Gentle, affectionate consistent interaction with mare first, then mare/foal, then foal works best
2/5/2008 3:32:23 PM
We tried it but results were not lasting
2/5/2008 3:31:34 PM
Although I no longer breed my mares, I imprinted 5 and they all have world class dispositions.
2/5/2008 3:31:19 PM
I play with my foals when they are ready to come to me. I groom the mare alot too.
2/5/2008 3:30:27 PM
NO OTHER WAY TO START A FOAL ON IT'S WAY TO BE THE BEST HORSE EVER.
2/5/2008 3:30:26 PM
Can't keep my hands off the cuties.
2/5/2008 3:30:15 PM
French research not persausive !
2/5/2008 3:30:12 PM
Contrary to the report cited in this issue our fols have shown none of the negative signs mentioned
2/5/2008 3:28:08 PM
I like to sit in the stall and let them come to me when they are ready.
2/5/2008 3:28:00 PM
You can tell the difference between the ones born on the farm and ones brought in.
2/5/2008 3:27:12 PM
Very little at birth.
2/5/2008 3:26:48 PM
regular interaction with the dam creates interaction with the foal and no stress.
2/5/2008 3:26:42 PM
Only as far as helping them stand/nurse, drying them off and rubbing them all over.
2/5/2008 3:23:15 PM
I like to let them bond with their mama. Never have a problem later on.
2/5/2008 3:18:48 PM
Let foals be foals till worked, It is possible to do worming , trimming , etc without tying, halter
2/5/2008 3:16:44 PM
While I do not follow the exact methods in the book. My foals are handled and medically treated.
2/5/2008 3:16:41 PM
If they need it
2/5/2008 3:16:12 PM
I use desensitization techniques with all my horses
2/5/2008 3:14:15 PM
I want the foal to bond to its dam first.
2/5/2008 3:13:26 PM
I have been there at birth & within the 1st 24 hours and all my foals have been great horses!
2/5/2008 3:07:55 PM
No foals here...
2/5/2008 2:51:33 PM
Raising Clydesdales, it's essential to be able to handle them when they mature--imprinting works!
2/5/2008 2:50:38 PM
I handle them but don't intrude on the mare/foal relationship.
2/5/2008 2:44:17 PM
our foals love & respect us and they've never stressed out due to human contact
2/5/2008 2:42:49 PM
It depends on the mare, if she lets me I will.
2/5/2008 2:40:49 PM
do not have foals, but own one which was imprinted, great filly!
2/5/2008 12:03:55 PM
my ponies don'r seem to need it, but I might use it if I raised spookier breeds
2/5/2008 11:29:39 AM
Pick the newborn foal up gently in your arms and hold it until it stops struggling, then release it
2/5/2008 11:09:57 AM
Works GREAT! Had our little guy halter broke, and standing tied before he was 2 weeks old!
2/5/2008 10:33:35 AM
only if the mare is unable or unwilling to take care of it.
2/5/2008 9:57:46 AM
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