I'm too lazy to read through all those pages of replies
Anyway, I would start saddling and maybe just sitting on and doing some walking at age 2, nothing like running hard or big stops and turns or anything. But age 3 and 4 is when the school really starts and they get shown eactly what is expected, especially for the futurities I have then ready at two and then at age 3 I finish them and just tone their performance so by age 4 they are ready.
Ages mine were broke - Jester
- Two Annie
- Yearling (She's racing bred, had a two-year-old racing year before we bought her) Gringo
- Two Rico
- Three Rebel -
Yearling (Also race bred, but never ran. Lucky to be sound.)
I don't know about any others. But we always star tours at two.