Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I start all of my horses as 2yr olds. With the exception of my current colt...I was starting him and then found out I was pregnant so quit with him. Anyhow, I think if you are reasonable with them it's OK. I find there is a huge difference in how and when people start horses depending on discipline. English/dressage tend to start later, and it's pretty common for stock horse folks to break out their horses as 2 yr olds. Futurity horses get some education put on them even before that in some cases. Either way, I have stock horses so they are all started at 2 and generally start to show mid way through the 3yr old year.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork