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post #1 of 4 Old 11-26-2008, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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my half belgin baby

Does anyone know when belgins mature mine is three and I wanna know how long I should work him should I work him untill he acts bored because that's about a half hr or should I work him a little longer?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-28-2008, 09:41 PM
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I have a draft cross who is still growing at 4. I've heard they grow until around 6 or so. My farrier has advised that I take it easy riding him until he's around 5. When he was 3 we just did occasional trail rides at mostly the walk, no arena work. When he turned 4, we did longer trail rides and adding trotting and now that he's almost 4 1/2 we'll add a little arena work. I'm not cantering him really until he is 5. He's about 17.3, 1600 lbs. And he's worth the wait

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-29-2008, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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oh wow yours is alot bigger then mine he's only 16 hands right now what do you have?
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-29-2008, 10:47 AM
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Lessons with babies really vary on the horse and the attention span available that day. As for the height it's hard to say how tall they will be. My mare is sitting 16'1hh right now and she is a year and a half. Both parents were 16'2hh so obviously she's going to reach that

Let's some pics of your baby :)
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