07-30-2013, 11:31 AM
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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.