Originally Posted by bbsmfg3
If you don't want to be told the truth, then don't post about riding a 2 year. The 2 year old does NOT, and has NEVER, existed, in any breed, that is developed enough to be ridden. PERIOD. Including the race horses. That' s the major reason so many of them are permanently injured. It is cruelty to the horse to be riding them as 2 year olds.
If he is big boned and 15 hds as a 2 year old, he will develop slower than the more refined smaller boned horse. The bigger they are, the more prone they are to injury. He may need to be a 4 or 5 year old before regular weight is put on his back. If you don't know how to check, then find someone that does and stay off of his back until he matures.
Fortunately, we are having more and more Human Societies recognize this and stopping the ones they catch. Some of them are even confiscating the horse.
If you don't want to be turned in, keep it to yourself, OR better yet, respect the animal, and let it grow up.
You really are living in your own little dream world. There is no Human Society stopping anyone from riding a 2yo. Heck most HS do not have the ability to stop someone from starving a horse little lone stop them from riding one.
Starting a 2yo under saddle properly and properly is the key term here does no harm to them at all. If it did I would have a whole barn fill a lame horses and I do not. There where all started CORRECTLY as 2yo and then shown for quite a few years before retiring to the breeding shed. Not to mantion all the other horses I know who where started as 2yo and the geldings are still showing to this day mares and stallions retired to breeding duties. Which can be quite hard on a stallions hocks and back. Yet they are all sound and enjoying life.