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        10-10-2008, 08:17 PM
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    Weanling
    Smile Paints and Qaurter horses!

    I know this is probably not the right place to post this but I have been hearing that it depends on the breed of when you should break your horse to ride.
    If you have a paint or quarter horse or have broke one. At what age did you break them?
    Thanks
         
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        10-10-2008, 08:34 PM
      #2
    Trained
    There is post just like this a in horse training! I put 5-15 walk rides on my two year olds and then really start them at three. If you ride them hard before they are three they will be stiff a sore by the time they are eight.
         
        10-10-2008, 09:27 PM
      #3
    Banned
    I second Fehr -- starting too soon (I usually begin at 3, like FGR) can cause problems in the future -- I also suggest starting a few rides before age three, but then...really training harder at three.

    If that makes any sense... if it doesn't, just say I second FGR completely!
         
        10-10-2008, 09:32 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Made perfect sense QP!
         
        10-10-2008, 10:01 PM
      #5
    Trained
    I have a qh gelding. Not sure when he was broke to ride, but at 15, he's going on 4 (energy wise, not behavioral wise)

    I say at 3-3 1/2 you can start doing some rides w/t and some canter work, but I would wait to do some serious training until they are 4 years plus.
         
        10-10-2008, 10:31 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Talking

    It makes perfect sense QP
         
        10-10-2008, 10:57 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    All our Paints were broke in their third year, too.
         
        10-10-2008, 11:38 PM
      #8
    Started
    Joshua (paint) is about 3 1/2 and our DD is starting to ride him. He's a very good, calm guy and DD's a small girl.
         
        10-11-2008, 04:27 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Due to the fact that horses skeletons don't fully develop until the age of 6, 3 1/2 is usually the proper age to start them under the saddle.

    Because they are training them way too soon, race horses can suffer from bad cannon bone injuries etc.
         
        10-11-2008, 07:52 PM
      #10
    Showing
    The earliest I would start mine is 3. It all depends on the breed as well. Bigger horses or heavier breeds should be started a bit later because of their size as they take longer to mature.
         

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