Pat Parelli proudly presents his provocative and progressive program and the proclamation that prior and proper preparation prevents p…-poor performance…”
Preparation is key. The first two hours, your foal is going to be imprinting, influenced by its mother, the environment, and you! It is critical that the foal has positive experiences to imprint. If the mother has a negative attitude towards people, if the environment provokes stress, etc, all of that stimulus will imprint fear.
Take the time now to teach your mare some basics, and you don’t want to be doing the training with a foal by her side. You want your mare’s patterns to develop positive patterns in the foal … remember, let nature do 80% of the training, so don’t miss your opportunity to set it up for success.