Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
You can start a horse fairly early on in their life. Just getting used to everything that they need for later on is always an advantage. Like bathing, clipping, trimming, loading etc.
Of course, horse shouldn't be ridden before two, but you can always get a head start and get some ground work done with them. Get them used to the saddle and a bridle for instance.
Once they are two, you can start lightly riding them, but don't expect a finished reiner or dressage horse in a short time. Be willing to continue walk-trot work until they are balanced with a person in the saddle, and slowly introduce the canter.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus