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        07-29-2008, 10:47 PM
    I mean that my horse got hurt and she gave me stuff to put on it. She also feeds him when im gone. I may not ask her any more. I need some points to give her.
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        07-30-2008, 12:24 AM
    Green Broke
    I'm not sure how old you are, but if you are younger than her, she just might not listen even though you'd have good advice to give.

    I got my draft at 2. We had some issues the first few months then things were great. Then when he hit 4... good grief! It was like the terrible two's for kids. He pulled a lot of the 'you're-not-the-boss-of-me' things.

    There are a lot of horses that are too young physically AND mentally to be started. People just want to be riding. I tell those people they need to be buying broke horses and not rush things for the youngin's.
        07-30-2008, 07:35 AM
    I have 3 percherons myself. It is okay to start them younger than 2 if you don't push them too hard. When you ride, only go short distances at a moderate pace (no racing or running hard). Most horses are able to be trained young so long as there is an experienced horseman doing the training. A good trainer will know when it is time to stop and when the horse has had enough. More often it is not the horse's back that you need to worry about, it is the growth plates in the horses legs. They can become deformed in a young horse that spends too much time in a roundpen at a hard trot. If you are going to start them that young, ride them for a few days in the pen and then take them on the trail. Also, at a year and a half, most draft horses are about the size of a small quarter horse. If the animal weighs 1000 lbs, its human companion is not much more than an afterthought.
        07-30-2008, 01:49 PM
    Green Broke
    I completely and utterly one hundred percent disagree.

    Just because a horse is 16 hands at 2 years old does not mean they are ready. That's the same line I got from people at my barn. "Hey why aren't you riding, your horse is huge!" So I contacted my vet and ask him about it and he said not to push it if I wanted a horse that is going to last.
        07-30-2008, 04:58 PM
    She is younger than I am, she is 14 and im 15. She uses crops and spurs on her horses. I understand on the qh but on a 2 year old!!
        08-06-2008, 04:46 PM
    Ok my friend txted me and said that she was riding the qh and the horse fell and skidded on her knees and jammed her nose in the ground. The girl fell off because she was cantering! Then she said she wants to jump my horse!!!!!
        08-06-2008, 04:54 PM
    Green Broke
        08-06-2008, 06:25 PM
    I'd say that if you want someone to care for your horses when you're gone, get a better person to do it. I wouldn't want someone like that around my horses.

    As long as she's not beating or harming her horses, I'd say let her suffer the consequences of an angry horse. I'd try taking her to see how horses should be trained and worked with (at a professional stable or something), just to teach her.

    This is a hard situation. Good luck with it.
        08-06-2008, 07:00 PM
    I am going to. My neighbor said he would take care of my horses for me
        08-07-2008, 12:01 AM
    I wouldn't let her within 10 feet of my horse!!!

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