Im glad everyones agreeing with me... can't remember who said about not neccessarily turning away and I agree with that but I feel my sisters gelding should be turned away even for 6 months as physically he is immature and mentally too. Its nice to see other peoples opinions on side reins too as I have never used them and its interesting that someone said they'd never get on a youngster who hadnt been lunged in them.. that's another controversial issue to me because I never lunge my youngsters as I don't believe its neccessarily good for them and it always works for me but then again I don't disagree with people lunging-its personal choice.
The idea of this thread is so I can show her it and maybe if she see's what other people thinks she'll back off a bit(As being my sister she does everything I tell her NOT to do!!)
Anyways, also, do people think im doing the right thing or too much? I w/t my pony whilst schooling and have just started cantering half a circle then bringing back down to trot as she is still unbalanced and she lacks muscle. Out hacking I w/t/c as its all sraight lines and nice bridle ways and she's also started doing pole work
Do you think that's too much/too little/about right?
Keep your opinions coming!!