How to make an imprinting on horses (Part One)

The imprinting It is based on getting our equines to have a progressive efficiency to various stimuli with which the horse will face throughout its life, especially with regard to the environment that surrounds it, so this is a very important type of discipline since it will help our animal to be calm as well as always have a high level of performance.

The principle of this education has to do with the horse finding the stimulus that we can give it habitual since this process is always favored in a special way during the first two weeks of life, being one of the best moments to carry out this type of therapy since this period of life is considered by the horse as the sensitive period.

This type of therapy must be carried out without interfering in the establishment of the mare-filial union between the mare and the foal, but it is very convenient to make the horse more tolerant to physical manipulation, when it is older we will realize it above all with the facilities it represents for the blacksmith, the veterinarian or the caretaker.

Another advantage has to do with the character of the equine since it represents for the horse that its character is less scary, and it gets used to the main environmental stimuli, which can be found in the environment.

Immediately after delivery, the exercises begin and last for a week, since if the foal reaches two weeks it will no longer make sense to carry out these tasks because the sensitive stage will have already finished and we will achieve practically nothing from the animal.

This is the perfect time to perform the first techniques and teach the horse to tolerate stimuli so that after adulthood it not only remembers them but also tolerates them without any problem, although it is always good to have a trainer on hand to teach us and show us the way forward.

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