are fully developed neurologically at birth.
- Foals stand up and follow the herd shortly after
From birth through the first 3 to 5 days is the most
important imprinting period in a horse’s life. Foals learn
best through flooding (endless repetition of lessons) at this stage
of their development.
- Unfortunately, the Forest Service rarely
gets to take advantage of this opportunity, as most stock
is purchased at an older age.