Preview: Hayden Upton: Starting Two Year Olds on Cattle
Hayden started these colts seven weeks ago and is now introducing the cow to them. His main concern is to give his horses a reason to travel, and to get a change of direction when possible. Hayden keeps it extremely simple and emphasizes the importance of being aware of your horse’s thoughts towards the cow.
Hayden demonstrates what he is looking for when he introduces the cow to his 2 year olds. He talks about the importance of being aware of what your horse's thought process is towards the cow.
Hayden explains that he is not concerned about perfecting the stop or turn around at this stage! He wants to create movement and a change of direction to enhance the horse's curiosity towards the cow.
This two year old works a faster cow which allows Hayden to demonstrate how he lets a horse run with the cow so the horse can explore and work some things out on his own.