I was thought & brought up, when they turn 2yrs, you can start riding him/her. I do agree not to start cantering her. I am going to just do the basics get her use to everything! I wanna when she gets older teach her to jump! My dad & the rest of my family want to teach her roping! ( I personaly don't want her to) I used the spurs becasue she woundt go at all when I got on her lol! So my father (who is a westren rider told me to put them on) but im going to ditch them now!
@hollywood, yes I agree, one of my bad habits is putting my weight in the rains, one of the things im working on :)
Thanks for all the great advice. Do yall know anyways I can get her moving with out spurs or a crop? @tinyliny thankyou! :) and on the helmet topic, im a daredevil, but I do ware one when I jump! (on my other horse)
@hollywood again. You have a great lookin horse!
When I can't ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can't hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them!