Getting to Know Each Other
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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