For the most part, my yearling spends her time growing and tormenting the other fillies in her field. She gallops, plays, eats a lot, and sleeps. Occasionally tries to mug the other fillies for their food. It's a full schedule but she somehow manages.
As for her training, it's somewhat intermittent as it should be at this age. When I have time, I bring her up to the little barn to practice being tied and groomed. She enjoys the attention quite a bit and is an enthusiastic student. With repetition she's gotten used to the idea of walking away from her friends. They mind a lot more than she does. She ties with a blocker ring to prevent any bad or scary experiences at this age. She respects the pressure on her halter and instead spends her time systematically knocking over anything she can touch. Boots up to dry? She goes down the row like a cat, knocking them all over. Box of mints that seems securely closed? She can open that.
But Catie, why do you allow her to do that? Why not tie her somewhere with nothing in reach? We live in a world of cross ties and Kiki is too young to be introduced to those. I clip her blocker ring to the ring for the cross ties and use that for her tying practice. It allows me to tie her just about anywhere the grown horses go but it also means she's close enough to the wall to touch things. It's fine, once she's knocked everything down she doesn't have anything else to mess with. I keep things down to 15 - 20 minute sessions since she's just a baby. In hand work consists of starting, stopping, turning, and we recently started to work the turn on the forehand. She'll start working on a longer line this spring to introduce moving around me and letting me manipulate her body more.
She got her year end ribbon from the National Dressage Pony Cup and that warranted a trip to the indoor for a quick sock scrub and some pictures out of the mud and snow.
She wanted to roll in the dry sand so badly but it seemed a bad idea with the ribbon and lessons going on. She settled for scratching herself thoroughly with her blanket off and having a big shake.