Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
Originally Posted by Appyt
You don't need a saddle to start them. Do ground work, yielding exercises and round pen or lunge them while you teach them all they need to know on the ground. Only after they are well behaved should you attempt to saddle and finally ride them. I don't know how old they are so this is just general info.
yup, there is plenty of ground work you can do with them in the meantime that will get them exercising. Teaching them to lunge etc is a great place to start and will teach them a lot of the things they need to know in the saddle. Also if they are a little nutty, this can give you a chance to assert your authority etc with them which is definitely going to be needed before you get in the saddle.
Good luck with them :)
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