Originally Posted by GraciesMom
I don't get it. 30-45 minutes is too long to be on ANY horse? That is what you wrote : NO MATTER what age your horse is this is too long to be on a horse PERIOD.
Sorry my error I thought I read 1 and a half hours.
On that point no 30-45 minutes is fine for a horse well along in its training. On a 2 year old daily this riding is too much however I know many western people seem to have no problem with it.
I am not against riding a two year old as my own boy was broke 2 months before he reached that age but we sat and did only the basics lasting no more than 15 minutes once a week.
I now have a very very sound 18 year old that never ever broke down and is one of the soundest horses I have ever owned or been in contact with.
As far as knowing the OP and their horse...poppycock. This has nothing to do with KNOWING any horse..it simply is not the prudent and responsible thing to do.