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Can I take on a 6 year old?

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        03-05-2013, 08:01 AM
    It depends on the horse and if you have a good trainer to work with.

    My horse is about to turn 7 and she has been the best 6yo on the planet. Easy going and just super easy to ride. I also understand her very well and am good at riding her.
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        03-05-2013, 09:46 AM
    I think it depends on the individual horse. As my first horse, my trainer and I selected an older, been there, done that horse. Silly me, I thought he would be "easy going" at his age (translation: "easy"). Nope. Proving to be pretty stubborn and testing me all of the time. However, I love him already and know I will learn a lot from him.

    As has been said, base it on the individual horse and work with a good trainer. You'll be all set
        03-05-2013, 09:54 AM
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    My girl (first horse) was 23 and extremely green broke when I got her...

    I think I got the best of both worlds. She was old enough to have a "mature" mindset (she was sensible from the start, sassy but sensible!) but then I got to train her "my way".
        03-05-2013, 10:01 AM
    Originally Posted by waresbear    
    It really depends on the horse, it's training and your abilities. Don't rule out that age group, your trainer should be able to help you make a good decision.
    Yes, and what your expectations are. We bought one of our mares as a green broke horse that was going to be added to their pool of lesson horses. She was no problem at all, but you don't expect/get the same day to day performance as with a 12 yr old finished horse.
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