Young Horse Part 2: Six Months to 1.5 Years



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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.


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Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM, practices large animal medicine in Northern California, with particular interests in equine wound management and geriatric equine care. She and her husband have three children, and she writes fiction and creative nonfiction in her spare time.

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