I've been breaking in my new mare, she's four and doing really well, the only thing I was a bit surprised was how tired she gets! We only do 20 mins of work a couple of times a week at the moment so as not to fry her baby brain with too much new stuff.
Take last night, our first hack as an example, she'd been chilling out in her stable for the afternoon, we tacked up, went out for about twenty mins most (walk only) with only two gentle slopes, she walked in fine (very proud considering we had to navigate a couple of vans with scary trailers despite being half seven in the evening!) and as soon as she walked into the yard she stands still as if we've been galloping for the last hour.
Drag her round to the stable, give her about ten minutes to sleep, then she perks up again back to her normal self, she lives out in 18 acres with several others, and is a little chubby from being spoiled rotten by her previous owners ^.^ although we're working on that and she's getting fed once a day.
Just wondering if most people have that with their youngsters when starting off getting tired briefly after very little work, or whether it could be her weight?