Sorry hun, I still can't click the link, I need to Download the program that opens PDF files and i'm procrastinating lol ^^
I tend to think the breed does not matter... Deb even goes as far to say... that the quarter horse breed is often thought as a horse that matures early... and an arabian as a slow maturer... which is not true... people often think this because of the muscle mass the quarter horse has at such a young age... but that has nothing to do with the bone development.
No, the breed doesn't matter, she's absolutely right. The bone density matters. The reason people think Arabs mature slower is because of how fine boned and small they are when compared to a big Quarter Horse.
I weigh 180 pounds (OMG SHUSH! Lol!) and if I saw a 13.3 hh 2 year old Arab standing next to a 15 hh 2 year old Quarter Horse, I would think that I couldn't get on the Arabian yet because of how dainty they are by comparison to the Quarter Horse. The QH just has a better weight bearing appearance asthetically, making me feel like I won't hurt him by breaking him.
That's why I think people choose to break horses at different ages. Weight of rider/breaker compared to the height/build of the horse.
If that makes sense :p
I see your a michigan Student... do you go to the "college" there? If so, I can't talk to you anymore :o!! My dad and brother are alumni of The Ohio State University ;D The best college evar ;D *teasetease*