isn't just for kids!
first innovative foal training program of its kind featured in an
upcoming book & video!
A guide to
interactive foal training, psychology & communication from birth
through weaning ageTM
try, trust and trainability
™, and both
physical and mental skills to achieve equal amounts of discipline
What comes after
and before weaning?
by Paula Harrington
FLYING DELTA" @ 9 days old
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FOUNDATION FOAL TRAINING™
Foal Trained Prospects
- we have some of the finest paint performance horses in the
your weanlings have a "work ethic"? Do they "crave" training
sessions and handling? Do they have a healthy combination of
discipline and trust? Do they move away from pressure and have a
"handle" and "feel" only trained and
finished horses have?
they tie, trailer load, lounge, ground drive and accept
a girth and other invasive objects such as plastic, ropes and more?
(Photo left of "JAVA
BLUE FLYER," featured at 2002 "FOUNDATION FOAL TRAINING CLINIC
at the APHA National Convention).
We get these results from our original foal training program which
specializes in effective training from birth through weaning age.
is a unique program designed to "develop" a horse's mind to it's
fullest capabilities during the "foalhood" period,
(from birth to weanling age) by using a foal's natural curiosity and
attention span as a learning tool, reinforcing discipline and
increasing independence along with introducing necessary physical
skills like sacking out, response to pressure, tying, trailering &
All foals raised at Wet Paint Farms have been handled from birth
through weaning in this original training program designed to build
a foundation of TRUST, TRY, and TRAINING™
from day one.
foundation of valuable training exposes foals to a productive
learning environment, making all future handling and training
simple, more safe, enjoyable and effective for both the horse and
trainer! These pre-weanlings have a foundation of learning
skills and trust that the majority of older, trained horses have
filly (above) is choosing to enjoy a stimulating learning session on
her own, which is often the most effective way for foals to learn.
It encourages independence, prevents burnout
or pushing beyond it's capabilities.
"self-paced" for foals to allow learning to occur within their
natural curiosity and attention span.
colt (left) is pictured with an ace bandage around his girth which
simulates the feeling of a cinch.
It is holding a plastic bag on his back to get the foal used to
simulate scary noises and objects, which is a form of "sacking out"
for future training events such as the first saddling.
There is a BIG difference in a horse that has been handled from day
with both discipline & trust in people!
early training and handling process gives
Farms weanling and yearlings an advanced learning curve
beyond any prospects you will find!
DARE DEVIL" (2 yr old HOMOZYGOUS stallion) featured at the 2002
APHA Annual National Convention during our foal training clinic and
was featured in
Journal & APHA Connection magazines.
handled in our original
"FOUNDATION FOAL TRAINING"
FLYING DRY" leads by body control and a world championship
ribbon around his neck at the FOUNDATION FOAL TRAINING
demonstration held at the 2002 APHA National Convention.
mare (below) was trained in this program and is now a second
generation "FFT" broodmare in our
Roses" with author, Amy Romeo
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