Originally Posted by joseylovesrain123
so it's better to run a horse around barrels when they are three than to jump over one foot jumps? Sorry it's just that I know of people that are jumping two year olds over 2 foot jumps.
Sorry, where are my manners? I'm just a little upset that I might have damaged the loved of my life. Is there any way to fix what i've done or is Rain SOL for life? :(
What? I'm a little confused. Where did barrels come from? I don't even believe lunging is good for youngsters, let along barrels. It's too much stress on the joints.
I can understand being upset. Yes, you can
help the situation by taking things slow and not jumping at this time. You will have many years to jump, why rush at the risk of your horse's well being? I can tell you are concerned. I don't think you would have posted to begin with if you are and I commend you for this. Personally, if I were you, I would be doing MASSIVE amounts of ground work, desensitization, work on walking, trotting and over all manners. What you have on the ground always equates to the same attitude under saddle. If you'd like any help or suggestions on what to perfect while you're waiting on your little one to grow, let me know.