Sandsarita, I looked up a few associations, and there are 3 y/o fall futurities, so I could start her in the summer/fall of her 2 y/o year and be pretty good by the time the 3 y/o futurities are here. If she doesn't like to rein as we go along, I can always do trail and some rail classes just for fun, but we think as long as she enjoys it, she will be a great horse. She isn't even bred with any point earners up close, but our goal would be to get a couple points on her, so she's proven and breed her to a great reining/cutting stud to get an even better baby that I'll also keep for just about forever, lol. I'm hoping she will come along. It makes me feel a lot better about not starting her out in a couple months. I am going to research how to start driving her, i think that would be something i could do for a while, then it would be a hop, skip, and a jump to introduce her to a rider (ME!!!).
Farmpony, that's awesome that you almost have the lope down!!! Are you showing in breed shows, or club/open shows? I think its always fun to take then to the club shows and put a couple miles on them. I think i like the smaller shows better than the bigger ones, lol. Idk what level I'm going to be showing at yet, it just depends on how much ability both of us have and how far we want to go, i guess. I've only been to one breed show, the Arizona Nationals, where I rode a friends horse in Western Pleasure and totally bonked it because another horse from a 4H group ran into him and he blew up, lol. It wasn't a very good experience.
I personally have no problem starting a horse out when its 2, if it has enough bone to it and isn't showing problems carrying its weight, but everyone has different opinions and memories, so they believe differently, which is great! It wouldn't be very fun if everyone had the same opinions.
thank you for your opinions, it gave me a lot to think about. I am going to break her when she is 2, but i might just go nice and easy w/ basics instead of rushing to get to that futurity, unless she progresses fast, which she has so far. Thanks Guys!!!