Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ontario, canada
• Horses: 0
Any horse I start and I have started alot get rode twice a day just to establish a routine and the first rides consist of a few minutes riding around a round pen. I keep at this routine for about the first week and then daily the horse is out on the trail. Once we start working the open fields and trails the riding time is stepped up to 1/2 to 1 hour so I drop the double riding daily. But for at least a month the horse is rode every single day agian to establish routine and not let the horse forget the lesson from the day before.
In 3 months I expect a solid horse, one that side passes , backs, stops and turns well, stands rock solid for mounting and introduced to leads, not flying changes but solidily picks up a lead. If the horse is too young the leads are not taught until the horse is older but lots and lots a wet saddle blankets.
All horses are taught to tie solid and hobbling is introduced in the 2nd or 3rd month.