Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Flower Mound, TX
How often can you ride a young horse (Arab mix)?
I recently bought a 4 year old Arab mix (1/8 Saddebred), he is green broke and I'm hoping to train him to do dressage. He is gorgeous!
Now I have always been told you cannot ride a horse that young every day, maybe three or four times a week.
I'm used to Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds and I really believe that is true for most of them.
But my guy has an enormous amount of energy, more then my last TB and he was off the tracks.
I've been riding every other day and turning him out on his day off, it takes him 10 minutes to become a sweaty mess, he just runs and runs in circles.
Now I'm thinking, if he's running like that anyway, I might as well ride..
I have to lunge 15 minutes before I get on to get the worst out, but he is very well behaved under saddle and not spooky at all.
Are Arabs that different?