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Watch any mare as she interacts with her foal, and you’ll see her nip and push and generally physically dominate the foal to put it in line.

There’s a short window of opportunity when people have a physical advantage over young foals, and can teach lessons the same way their dams do. After the first few weeks, “who’s in charge” becomes a matter of outsmarting and outlasting the horse–and, often, cheating. I believe that these lessons need to start right from the beginning.


Jo comes running when she sees one of "her people

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