Hello everyone. Since I'm hoping to be on here more regularly now, I figured I'd start a thread to track my progress with both my 9 month old filly, Ren, and my 14 year old mare, Roxy. Ren: I've had her since October, so about 3.5 months. She's incredibly sweet and she'll often nicker a greeting when she sees me. When I got her, she was only semi halter broke and only had her feet picked up maybe a handful of times. She currently stands around 12.5 hh and is supposed to grow to be 15 hh. Her breed is unknown/wild horse as her parents were in a wild herd. While I've had her, I've been taking my time with her training and just letting her be a baby for the most part. Though once she turns a year old and spring/summer hits, then I'm going to really get to work with training her. So far she knows how to do is disengage her hindquarters, is halter broke and rarely plants her feet anymore, backs up, and dropping her head plus I've introduced her being tied. Also been working on her giving her feet. She isn't bad with it, and even the farrier said she was amazing for her age, but she does have the occasional tendency to try laying down to get out of it. Though a small poke in her side gets her to stay standing. I've also worked with swinging the rope around and letting it swing over her and she doesn't care. She's also fine with me touching her anywhere and everywhere. She often follows me as well, sometimes to the point it's almost annoying when I'm trying to do something in the pen lol. She also lets me drape my arm over her back and squeeze her sides a bit. So I'm going to start working on draping both arms over her back. I did that once and she started to back away from that so definitely need to work on it. Though I've also slung a saddle pad on her and she didn't care in the slightest. She didn't even bother to check it out and I didn't even have her in a halter or lead rope. She could easily have run off but she stayed which is pretty good. So the next few things I'm going to start on is improving her dropping her head, flexing her neck, pivoting on her hindquarters, and teach to send off. Roxy She's a fully trained horse, but her and I just have to establish a few things between us to get a stronger bond. I've had her for about 3 months. She's a thoroughbred and stands at about 15 hh. For the last month and a half, she started to pace when I'd come to field and also pin her ears when walking around me. She never kicked or bit or threatened, but would never stop to get pet and occasionally would start to walk away or turn her butt to me if I went to catch her. So a few days ago, I started to chase her off if she was pinning her ears around me and would stop once she'd face with a friendly face of ears forward and didn't turn her but when I approached. This morning, for the first time since the first month I had her, she actually greeted me at the gate with her ears forward and actually stood still to get some petting and loving in which is great. I doubt this completely over yet, I'm sure she's going to try the ear pinning a few more times before she gives up on it since that's the kind of horse she is. She has to make sure you really mean it. Also, to establish myself as above her in the pecking order so to speak, I'm going to be working on her ground manners. She really doesn't like to disengage the hind end when asked, so I'm going to have to get after her with that. She backs up decently though and follows well, though has a naturally fast walk. I'm actually going to be trying to find a saddle for her this week. Then hopefully her and I can go for rides at long last. Can't wait for that! Other So what kind of stuff would you guys suggest to do during the winter season? I'm struggling to come up with things due to living in north Canada, on a farm. So I have plenty of snow around and also a lot of ice. I only have the field the horses are in and otherwise no riding ring and not really any trails due to all the snow build up. There's also not much space to do anything in the field since the horses have a small section they hang out in and have a few trails in that small area and everywhere else there is several feet of snow/ice mix. So any suggestions you have are welcomed.