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hello ma'am. should baby horses be cantered and galloped with a partner(either an senior buddy horse or a same batch one)? for instance, we have a filly named WHITE WHISPERER. she was cantered and galloped with the rider alone and during gate training session she planted in the gates while other 2 broke very well and this filly didnt raise a fluent gallop in the later part of the gate training session.

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Hello,

Yes, young horses should be exposed to galloping in company before going to the public race track or doing any gate training.  Ideally, a young horse should go in a set, that is 3 horses, so that each youngster can get experience galloping on the outside, the inside and in between horses.

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Maureen Millen

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Maureen Millen

Expertise

Horse Training, Vet and Medical (layperson level), horse care, racehorse training and conditioning. Holistic Health.

Experience

30 years in equine industry, author of The Racehorse Trainers Test (www.trainerstest.com), national award-winning TV producer, equine video producer. I have owned, shown 2 World Champions and a reserve World Champion, had many regional and state champions. Past experience includes: Certified Equine Appraiser, a Bloodstock Agent, Licensed Racehorse Trainer, stud farm manager, training farm manager, equine and canine rescue founder, retail upper management.

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All major equine organizations and publications

Education/Credentials
University of Houston, Accounting , Media, Writing

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