Our foals grow up in a herd environment of 150 acres of rough land. They learn to navigate rocks and run on uneven ground, climb up steep hills and generally are free to run and play and be young horses, respecting older horses in the herd and experiencing all the social interactions that I believe any horse should to be well adjusted later in life. I try to be there when they are born, and i greet them with Tellington TTouch gently and respectfully and welcome them into our family. Then i step back and let the mare bond with her foal. that is their special time and i just make sure everything is well from a distance. the foals grow up with Tellington TTouch and groundwork as it is age appropriate and I start them under saddle when they are 4 or 5 years old.