There is a ranch saying that goes like: “If you lift a calf every day from the day it’s born, you will be able to lift a steer”.
The concept is that, as it grows, so will your strength . . .
It’s ain’t true.
I tried it with a newborn baby pony and it only worked for a few months.
I gave up after he got to 120 pounds, it messed-up my back real good: . . .