Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I agree with Farmpony. I like to start a horse under saddle at about 3 but that really depends on the horse.
I like a horse that is between 9 and 15 for an all around horse. They are what they are by then. At about age 16-20 I will monitor them for signs of joint problems and by age 20 I'll add some supplements, if I hadn't already, and slow their work somewhat.
I had a great horse that I retired to a therapeutic riding academy and he turned 30 in April. He is still being used regularly and has even won some blue ribbons for his riders this past summer.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.