What is the earliest age I can ride my horse? - Page 8 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #71 of 73 Old 06-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 241
• Horses: 0
Remember that the only thing different to the horse is adding the weight of the rider and tack.

They gallop, trot, run circles, change leads, etc. on their own. That is if they are allowed to grow up as horses--in a big pasture with other horses.

Starting or riding an unfit horse-regardless of age--is a problem which greatly increases the risks of injury.

Most performance quarter horses are started at 18 to 20 months to get them ready for the futurities. Most "trainers" who start them do not manage the increased risks of starting them that young well. And yes there are increased risks but most of them can be managed to minimise the risk.

Remember that these horses are managed from the day that they are born to be a performance horse--proper care, nutrition, environment and knowledge.

That said for a horse that has not had all of the above then 3 sounds like a good number.

The key to all of it is the proper managment of the risks.
5cuetrain is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,009
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jane Honda View Post
Does anyone have pictures of horses as they have aged when they were ridden too young as a youngster?
I don't know how well you can see his knees, but Moose here was started at two. He has large bumps on both of his knees. They were mostly aesthetic, but caused some stiffness and arthritis.

Login | Facebook

...you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ... Explore. Dream. Discover.”
–Mark Twain
aspin231 is offline  
post #73 of 73 Old 06-17-2010, 07:44 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,121
• Horses: 24
Hey, everyone. This thread was originally posted over a year ago. I don't even think that the OP is still around.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to ride a Horse RegalCharm Jokes and Funnies 4 11-07-2008 09:48 PM
help with this horse I ride sydney Horse Training 6 09-01-2008 08:44 PM
Horse let's others ride, but not me Rebel Horse Training 11 04-03-2008 04:08 PM
Another horse to ride? Cheval Horse Training 7 02-20-2008 03:11 PM
How often should I ride my new horse? cookiebusiness3 Horse Training 10 01-05-2008 02:59 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome