Handling of colt without the halter

1. Do not attempt to make the colt lead or do anything else without having a halter and lead rope on the colt. (If the colt does not cooperate, it could kick or bite and then run and you have no way to discipline the colt.)
2. Do not “over-handle” the colt. Pet the colt after a good performance, while on the lead rope, then when the colt is turned loose, do not handle the colt.
3. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, hand-feed your colt. With stud colts, hand-feeding teaches the colt to bite. When they get older and the “juices start flowing” the colt will stand the chance of being mean and always trying to bite. Pet your colt to reward it for good behavior. Then turn him out and do not handle him until you put a halter on him the next time.

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Last Updated: March 28, 2017

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