I'm sure this has been covered before, but I couldn't find it, so I'll throw it out there.
My neighbor has decided that its time for his young horse to start being ridden. He's done some ground work with him (I don't know to what extent.) My husband volunteered to be the first rider since he weighs less than their other friends. He got "thrown off" 3 times yesterday and now is quite sore.
The thing I have a problem with is that the horse isn't even 1 1/2 years old. I think that is way too early! I didn't think that he should really be ridden, and even then only lightly, until he is at least 3. Is this correct?
I know that they won't listen to me anyway (my being a dumb girl and all ), but I guess I'd like to know for myself.