Oct of 2010 I bought a 5 month old Apaloosa. I've never owned a horse but have always been a horse lover. I don't know a lot about horses but have been reading a few books on how to care for her. Her name is Chica and I just love her, can't wait to have her broke and start riding. I'm just hoping I can get some advice from some of you more experienced horse riders. I have set up for her to be broke in May and i'm wondering about how long it will take to have a her broke?? I'm sure every horse is different but I'm looking for an estimate. The lady that is going to break Chica is also going to break me, as I don't know what i'm doing. I'm sure your all cringing by now but I so want to learn how to be a good horse owner. ANY advice from you would be greatly appreciated. Please just don't tell me that I have no business having a horse if I don't know what i'm doing.