Is that really ALL you can ride a young horse?
I was assuming by the time they are 3-4, if they are trained and such, you could hit the trails for a couple of hours..... at least a couple of hours. No?
If not, when can you actually, really, truly ride them? I normally do 3-5 hour trail rides in the summer. Mainly at a walk, I don't push my horses hard, but still, we do long rides in the summer.
Just curious. I'm just raising my first foal, and he's only 7 months at the moment. The youngest horse I have ever owned previously was 11 years, so I'm kind of naive about youngsters!