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post #11 of 29 Old 05-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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Thanks Country Woman :) I'm very fond of her!

Shina, not when done extremely and carefully as I have been doing. If I were hopping up and doing extensive training sessions for 30-45 minutes multiple times a week while trotting and cantering, then probably yes. However our rides consist of 5 minutes, max of once a week, and is kept to a quiet walk. I also was not asking for critiques ;)
I wasn't critiquing you, I was asking a question.

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Forgot to add- she looks sharp in that orange, I like it. :)
The orange was my husbands idea It's trimmed in camo too since he's a hunter :)

Sorry saying it was a critique >.< I'm just used to people bashing a lot of things I do (and it's normally not with the horse) so I tend to jump to that. I apologize :)
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post #13 of 29 Old 05-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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The orange was my husbands idea It's trimmed in camo too since he's a hunter :)

Sorry saying it was a critique >.< I'm just used to people bashing a lot of things I do (and it's normally not with the horse) so I tend to jump to that. I apologize :)
That's fine. I just clarified my point, LOL. Maybe somebody can come along and answer my question, since I am genuinely clueless when it comes to what ages to start things.

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post #14 of 29 Old 05-25-2012, 06:40 PM
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I don't think saying so is really a critique. Sometimes people suggest things because they aren't sure if the person is totally aware? Some people don't know that it can lead to problems.
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You may not have been asking for critiques , but when you post something it's very common that people are going to ask questions or post their opinion . I am new the horse care and things of that nature , but the only thing I got from the earlier post was concern for a horse and being that most people are horse lovers on here , I would think that woud be understandable! If you don't like what people have to say , don't make a public post where anybody can reply ! Have a great day and happy trails!!
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post #16 of 29 Old 05-25-2012, 06:48 PM
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Shina most people i talkt to dont like starting colts till theyre about 3 or 4....enough time to get some muscle and grow enough. but it depends on the horse...i did the same thing as her with Charlie...he was already so bultky at 2 that i would ride him for about 10 min. twice a week. not enough to stress him out or harm him when hes not fully developed.


Based on Izzies size and muscle/bone mass id say theyre perfectly safe getting on her for a few minutes every now and then.
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That's fine. I just clarified my point, LOL. Maybe somebody can come along and answer my question, since I am genuinely clueless when it comes to what ages to start things.
You'll get a lot of diverse comments on when is a good time to start a horse. Some say 3, some say 4, some say 2, and heck, some of my TB friends thought I was nuts for not breaking her as a yearling (that I do see as wrong) One of the ladies I've known and respected for a long time confessed she broke her old gelding when he was a yearling. She didn't know any better, was well before the internet, and didn't have any horse knowledge. He never had a lame day in his life, and she lost him to colic. Some horses when broken at 3 can wind up with issues. Starting at 2 is a preference for some people. With my girl she is mentally ready for more work, but physically she is not.
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Shina most people i talkt to dont like starting colts till theyre about 3 or 4....enough time to get some muscle and grow enough. but it depends on the horse...i did the same thing as her with Charlie...he was already so bultky at 2 that i would ride him for about 10 min. twice a week. not enough to stress him out or harm him when hes not fully developed.


Based on Izzies size and muscle/bone mass id say theyre perfectly safe getting on her for a few minutes every now and then.
Thank you :) She is a tank! The main reason for starting her when I did was that she maintains quite a chunk of muscle from where we live (she is pastured in a hilly area) and she was going crazy without some sort of a job. I don't agree with constant lunging, and with the light riding it gives her something different that makes her think.
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Thank you :) She is a tank! The main reason for starting her when I did was that she maintains quite a chunk of muscle from where we live (she is pastured in a hilly area) and she was going crazy without some sort of a job. I don't agree with constant lunging, and with the light riding it gives her something different that makes her think.
... That half-arab is most certainly not what one would call a "tank." xD
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She is a Tank! haha
Thats why we started Charlie early too. he was quite a chunk and he was getting realy bored stuck in the field while everybody else was being worked so we started his training at 2.

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