I have an Appaloosa filly(currently 2.5), that will be 4 the summer of 2014. I have saddled, bridled and done all the ground work, plus sat on her a couple times, now she is turned out for the winter. I might put 30-60 days of light riding on her next fall(at 3.5), then turn her back out for the winter. My current plan is to start riding her steadily spring 2014(when my arab is heavily pregnant/foaling), starting slowly and building up to some longer trails later in the summer. She would be worked 3-4 times a week.
By the end of the summer I would love to do a novice level compeditive trail ride with her.
Do you think this is a reasonable plan?