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        07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
      #21
    Trained
    Thanks Jilly!

    A horse is generally in futurity training for 20-24 months. That is the norm. Take a horse that only has 6-8 months riding on it to the futurities, and unless it's an exceptional horse, you won't even come close to placing. Rem will be there for 18 months and she was sent in April, where ever other two year old he is training had already been there since Jan.
         
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        07-19-2009, 10:58 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Oh wow! I didnt realize how long it really took.
         
        07-19-2009, 11:37 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Yeah it takes a long time! That is why you win so much more money in the futurites and derbies then the aged events. Becasue alot less horses and people are capable of training futurity horses.
         
        07-20-2009, 09:56 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
    Cute horse!

    But I do have too wonder, why is a two year old in serious training?

    This was my thought as well...typically, horses aren't mentally ready for this sort of training until at least age 3 and their bodies, although she LOOKS solid enough, aren't either. I worry about her knees and back when she's 10 if she's in hard training like this at 2.

    As for that being how a horse *should* stand at the end of a session...I disagree...she looks COMPLETELY exhausted. There's no spark left in her and I think a session should end before they're so tired they can't hold their head up.

    She's a GOOD looking horse though, I'd just wait a bit before throwing her into such hard work. Are her ground manners perfected? Does she bath, load, clip, and all that other jazz? There's so much you can do with a 2 year old that will be just as useful through their life that doesn't involve such stress on their joints...
         
        07-20-2009, 10:52 AM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EveningShadows    
    This was my thought as well...typically, horses aren't mentally ready for this sort of training until at least age 3 and their bodies, although she LOOKS solid enough, aren't either. I worry about her knees and back when she's 10 if she's in hard training like this at 2.

    As for that being how a horse *should* stand at the end of a session...I disagree...she looks COMPLETELY exhausted. There's no spark left in her and I think a session should end before they're so tired they can't hold their head up.

    Alrighty, I will explain yet again. She is a FUTURITY HORSE! Meaning, she is being trained to compete in the reining futurities NEXT YEAR! I didn't buy her has a trail, or open show horse, I bought her as a futurity horse.

    It is my choice to futurity my horse, not yours, not my neighbors, not my mothers etc. If I choose for her to be a futurity horse and have her training at two, then hey, that's my choice. She is by no means in danger, or being abused. Acutally, this little one is more than spoiled! She gets pampered.

    Now as far as she how she was standing; she was ridden for a total of about 25 mins. She was nowhere near exhausted. She had barely started to sweat under her saddle, and to top it all off she was in the indoor which is cooking. And FYI the picture was taking about 8 mins into the ride when we were talking about her training, and as I have already said she holds her head like this all the time she is lazy type horse.

    And another thing, since you seem to have to know. Yes she does know everything else. Reining horses are prepared for this, they aren't just thrown into futurity training without knowing anythings. Theses horses are handled extensivily since day one.

    And FYI she sees a Massage Therapist (myself) weekly, the Chiro every 8 weeks and the vet and farrier every 6 weeks. She has had no issues at all with her body, and if she does she will have a break. But she is by no means WORKING HARD, she is simply being conditioned for full training at the moment.

    If there is anything else that you need to know, please let me know. I would be more than happy to explain why I do things the way I do with MY horse!
         
        07-20-2009, 04:57 PM
      #26
    Showing
    I'll also point out that she has a substantial brak from training because of her jaw, which was also not Tiffany's fault.
    I know Tiff in real life and have met this horse in person. She's well cared for and certainly has "spark" in her eye. She's a sweetheart, and I can imagine her being a sweet ride.
    I'd trust Denny (my baby, I'm sure you all know) in Tiff's care in a heartbeat.
         
        07-20-2009, 06:03 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Thanks Allie! And as you already know I do trust you with Rem's life, your name is now on her file with the vet!

    BTW, I just adore your avatar! Way to cute!
         
        07-21-2009, 02:23 AM
      #28
    Showing
    I agree, you don't have to justify yourself to anyone. You know your horse and even though I don't know you personally, I have no doubt that you would never let Rem be pushed beyond her limits. Though many of us believe that the futurities should start at 5 years old, that is just the way of the horsey business and if you want to compete, you just have to go with the flow. I can hardly wait for video of Rem competing.
         
        07-21-2009, 12:26 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Smrobs, I have a ton of respect for you, not just for this but for many things! :) You are one of the only people that I have EVER talked to that is so willing to admit when they make a mistake (When you were talking about Denny's training, I made that same mistake) Thanks again for the positive feedback!

    And I would love it if they would have the futurites for 4 or 5yr olds. That would be great! I am all for the change, the rest of the performance world needs to be! :)
         
        07-21-2009, 01:51 PM
      #30
    Started
    I have an honest question, don't get mad I'm not trying to make an argument, I really am curious

    When others come on here and mention riding a two year old there is an uproar. Why is it okay to WTC this two year old, but not others? Is it just because this one might make money in the futurities? But racehorses make money too so I can't think that is the reason

    Thank you ahead of time for answering my questions
         

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