Originally Posted by Erin_And_Jasper
my friend stated trail riding her drafty at 1 and a half. I don't agree with this and I told her but... she said she didnt want to deal with a big horse that bucks. She is 2 now and is an awesome trail horse. My 10 year old sister rides her.
You wouldn't ask a 5 year old kid to go to the gym and go thru a really heavy and difficult work out, would you?
That's people don't understand. Really unfortunate for your friend's horse. The fact that she is dealing with a bucking horse is a training issue not the fact he was started so early. What she will have to deal with from starting him/her young is soundness issues in a few years.