I owe my parents $375 for part of my new saddle, and my mother came to me with the idea that I would ride her 3 year old for a couple weeks to pay off part of that.
We started her as a 2 yo.She has about about 10 short rides, in a small arena and riding in the pasture or short trail rides (max 1 hour).
My plan is to:
Ride in my worked up ground (arena without fence pretty much...) and work on being nice and responsive to leg pressure w/t, bending, breaking at the poll, backing up (she already does this well), moving her shoulders/hindquarters, and loping comfortably.
Do you think that's too much for a 3 year old?
I'll probably be fooling around with trotting poles and a rope a little bit.