I am going to look at a green broke, 3 year old Paint gelding tomorrow. The owner would like him to go to a home where he can be worked with daily. She says he is excellent in temperament and has even had her 8 year old son on him! Has never thrown a buck or anything, she says he literally only took her an hour to break!
However, I am wondering if 3 years old might be too young for me - as I would like a horse that I can ride 3-5 times a week with (though I usually only ride for 30 minutes to an hour at most). I realize that I'll be doing a ton of ground work with him especially in the beginning, but I obviously want to ride as well and am not sure whether or not he is too young for what I want. He sounds mentally ready to be ridden more often - but I'm not sure if he is physically ready. He looks like a sturdy little paint, though he is still growing. His legs look good and strong and he has no health problems. I will try to take some pictures of him tomorrow.
What do you guys think? Is he too young to begin riding this often? Any advice would be appreciated!
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