Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds
1 isnt good to start a horse. 2 you can start and do light work, 3 heavier work, no jumping, four heavy work and jumping.
That depends on the breed. I would never start jumping a horse at four. Frankly, I'm afraid for your horse in the future and I would question your vet and trainer. Why rush into things? If you started your horse say at the age of three then that horse is still learning the ropes and by no means would be ready to learn jumping.
I have never met a vet or trainer (in their right mind) that would say to let your horse jump 2-3ft at that age, it's just ludicrous. I can see poles and possibly 1ft..