<a href="/u/226813/LuvMyChicks1491" data-huddler-embed="href" data-huddler-embed-layout="inline">@LuvMyChicks1491</a> the foal of concern was born July 14 and the only time it has had a halter on was after much loving attention from me, about 2 hours. He is a big boy and has decided following momma is no fun. So in turn getting him from the stall in the barn to the paddock outside has become dangerous. He gets exposed to his grandfather (still intact stallion at 24) as well as 2 geldings (his cousins ) 2 mare's (his aunts) and his 3 year old sister, who is not happy momma has been away from her . They are all behind fences however they can reach over no problem. I am very aware of the danger and time it takes to train a foal, they are after all babies. I just feel for the safety of horse and human alike they should be slowly introduced to the process early. That's why I asked I have never actually trained a horse. The farm next door we help at almost daily and I love it but the foal is a danger IMO. I may be wrong.
That is a prime example why it is so important to halter break them early cause it s harder when you don't have the added benefit of their desire to follow their mom. I don't think that the foal would be in too much danger from the others as long as there is a fence between them. Where the problem lies is the trouble that the foal can get into by himself. He can get himself caught up somewhere and panic and get himself hurt. He can be trained, but it will be a little harder now.