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    07-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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Yearling
Ponying a youngster

At what age would it be acceptable to start ponying a youngster along on trail rides? It would be at a walk only and not carrying any type of saddle/tack.
     
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    07-30-2013, 10:25 AM
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Started
I start at 2-2 1/2 depending on the horse. I always make sure to use a well experienced lead horse. The lead horse is key in this situation.
     
    07-30-2013, 10:31 AM
  #3
Green Broke
One month on? Tradionally working mares had their foals follow them shortly after birth when they went back to work. My mare is currently in foal, and I will be taking her foal along from before its weaned on(my mare is an experienced pony horse). My three year old I bought at 10 months and started ponying her then. No tack, at a walk, on an experienced pony horse. If you are thinking of some more challenging trails, definitely wait till 2-3, but for your average terrain, go ahead and start young. I see tons of people in the mountains riding mares with their 4-5 month old foals along side.
     
    07-30-2013, 10:35 AM
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Weanling
I think it depends on the terrain, the weather (heat) and the build / condition of your youngster. I've seen people riding mares with a haltered foal alongside on some quiet, level trails in the early morning hours.
     
    07-30-2013, 10:58 AM
  #5
Started
As young as possible. Back when my gelding was born, I started ponying him along with my mare (his dam) when he was only a few weeks old. Now he's seven years old and is an expert at being ponied whenever I need to pony him somewhere. :)
     
    07-30-2013, 12:54 PM
  #6
Yearling
Thank you I really appreciate the replies!
     

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