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    09-29-2011, 08:43 PM
I do love him very much :) While I love all my horses, & have had some amazing show success with others, he is definitely my 'it' horse. He's my best friend <3
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    09-29-2011, 09:13 PM
He is what I would call your heart horse. Again he is really beautiful. Are the gaits any thing like a Paso Finos?
    09-29-2011, 09:36 PM
Thank you (: I am not really familiar with Pasos though. Mountain horses have a 4beat, lateral gait though.
    09-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Mmm maybe I should just take a trip with Tequila to Kentucky so we can compare them. LOL
    09-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight11    
What do you mean?
I would never ride a 2 year old that is not fully fused in their knees for any length of time much less gait them to build up their endurance unless I want an unsound horse in the future. Just my humble opinion.
    09-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by Macslady    
I would never ride a 2 year old that is not fully fused in their knees for any length of time much less gait them to build up their endurance unless I want an unsound horse in the future. Just my humble opinion.
He was examined by the vet to check his knees before he was ever sent off to the trainer. That's just an obvious action before ever starting to break a young horse & I was given thet OK to send him on. Some people wait until Spring when they're 3, but typically, Mountain horses are started at some point during their 2yr old year (we even have 2yr old classes at horse shows in April). He was also 15.1hh (now 15.2hh) when he was sent to training in March & he wasn't shown until July.
    09-30-2011, 08:23 AM
Just take it slow....he will be fine as long as his knees are fused and you don't push too much. Starting a horse at that age is hard on them weather the knees are fused or not, they are still growing at that age. You and him have a whole lifetime, Whats the hurry?
He may never have problems, but if he does in the future, you'll be kicking yourself....even if its 20 years from now.
    09-30-2011, 10:30 PM
I notice more of the gaited show people are doing the same thing that the paint and other horse industry people are doing. Grow them big, get them out there during the 2 year old season to show, show them then turn them into a broodmare or stud them out. Doesn't matter if the horse if sound or not they are only used for producing more.

You can do anything you want with your horse, I won't start a horse until they are mature enough in body and mind to handle the task I ask of them. I have a 3 year old now that won't be started until spring when she is 4 simply because she is a finer build. I prefer to give her time to grow and mature so when she is 15 she doesn't need supplements to keep going.

Amazing that 2 year olds actually have complete knees. None of my mountain horses have been started before their 3rd year. Just personal perference.
    10-01-2011, 09:35 AM
My husband says they can be ready at 2 but most gaited horses are not ready till they are 3/4. Not going to judge anyone I don't know enough about horses to disagree/agree with anyone. I do know that most people (that I have met or talked to) who show/breed are more worried about #'s, ribbons, bloodlines,etc than the life of the animal. Everyone of my animals are treated like a member of my family and are nurtured like my children; to live a long, healthy, and happy life. We have one that was started under a saddle a year ago and is just now being worked with to ride (she is 6). She has such a small build and my husband is a big guy. But with the little work she has had I can put my child on her and take her on a trail and she will follow just on instinct and her loving my child as much as they love her. Also remember again we trail ride and do not show, my children may choose to show for 4h if they want but it will never go any farther.
    10-03-2011, 09:42 AM
I started Jack at 2.5, but took it extremely slow with him. A few times a week for 20-30 minutes at a time. He was and still is pretty stout. We didn't go to a show under saddle until he was 3.5 and didn't really start trail riding until his 4 yr old summer. Personally I feel that each horse is different, some really shouldn't be started until they're a good bit older, specifically those with finer build, no matter the breed, while some are physically and mentally mature younger. However, even if they are able to be started early I think things need to be taken very slow with them. There is a coming 4 year old at the farm that is yet to be started because she is small and finely built, while the young stud was started at 2.5. He got 30 days and then was left alone for the winter to further mature.

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