My friend started trail riding her drafty at 1 and a half. I don't agree with this and I told her but... she said she didnt want to deal with a big horse that bucks. She is 2 now and is an awesome trail horse. My 10 year old sister rides her. (she has a 4 year old QH mare who is jumping 2.5 to 3 ft. She just turned 4, and was doing 2.5 with her when she was 3.its aweful. Her poor mare sucks at jumping and she just pushes her.)
Its aweful. Her mom said she didnt care if the horses back got hurt. She didnt want to deal with a rearing drafty. The poor horse doesnt even know how to lunge. Its aweful. The drafty refuses to do any thing because she know she is too young. She does road riding and everything with the poor drafty. Her brother who weighs 275 lbs rides the baby. And they are friends with a lady who owns a rescue. She is my best friend but I just don't know why she is so stupid. I wish I could stop this. I have tryed telling her but she wont listen. The draftys former owner was worried about her and my friend mom said that she didnt want to break a big horse, so start while they are young. It sucks. She is an ok rider but tries harsh bits on the draft. She hasnt tried a simple snaffle. She is in a rubber pelham right now. The horse doesnt pick up her feet or any thing. She also refused to put a fly mask on her horses when trailering in a trailer that has an open back top. Her qh is a great little horse. But I think the girl is inexperenced. Her mom was a breeder and trained horses, but she is so...... thick skulled about it, I guess. They have a 39" mini who whe girl rides when he is bad. She weighs about 220 lbs. I don't know what to do. Her horses feet are terrible. I am a hoof person and they are aweful. I don't know what to do.