If any of you have read my other posts you know I drive horses (train STB racehorses for a living), but I know NOTHING about riding and im not afraid to admit that! The only riding I have done is my retired racehorse, now broodmare at home, and a few other horses we have had. I had a western saddle, and how I do it (im probably dumb for it too!) is just saddle them up and try to get on. Most of them ride but we have had a couple who wouldnt. So if they do they do, if they don't they don't.
1- how hard is it to break a horse to ride? I have a 2yr old who is broke to drive but hasnt raced yet (she will race at 3 though). If her racing career didnt work out, I thought it would be nice to have her broke to ride.
2- she's kind of short, but she's stocky. I don't have any recent pics, but will put in one of when she was a yearling, and when she just started training to race when she just turned 2. How do you determine if you are too heavy to ride a certain horse or not?