Dad and I were talking about training the other night when we came in from the barn. I said that I believe all horses should be equitation horses. Not meaning they should all be kids horses but that they should all be obedient and well mannered. They should all be able todo patterns and do serpentines and circles and stand and back and so on.
Dad replied with a Marion Brown quote. He believed that you should start all colts like they were going to be intended for a child. That way, no matter what he wound up doing, be it equitation or your Saturday night Stake horse, he is broke. And how can you argue with that logic?