So umm, guys I own a three year old haflinger mare who I am training and she is very sweet and laidback.
She was rode a little bit during the summer last year(eep~!)mostly walking and I trotted her a little. My dad thought that I should have shown her but I really didn't want to hurt her by riding her too much and we got in arguments about it. He talked to some haflinger trainers and they said it is fine to ride and show 2 year olds but I wasn't convinced.
This mare got the winter off and this spring I started getting lessons on her. I took her to her first +second shows(walk-trot classes FTW) these past 2 weekends. I have been riding her for an hour for 5 days a week but I feel I might be riding her too much for her age. She is a very sweet mare that I don't want to ruin because my dad is pressuring me to show. I mean this mare is amazing and tolerant demonstrated by the fact that she will even let me ride her. Lawl bad riding.
So guys how much do you think I can ride her without hurting her? Please and Thank You!~
PS. I weigh 102 pounds(as of this morning) and ride English. The mare was born in February 2006 and weighs about 900 pounds.