12-17-2008, 06:04 PM
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My family owns a fourish year old mare who was broke to ride at a year and a half (we didn't own her back then). No one can even get near her now and if you can catch her, it's dangerous to mess with her because she's nuts... We're trying to get rid of her before one of the little kids gets hurt trying to ride her because she's very short... Her filly, who s a very sweet horse and is a year and a half is already trained to ride and pull wagons full of about three hundred pounds. I hate the fact that she was broken so young and I'm always saying to her owner that when she's a nutcase like her dam at four years and kills someone, all I'm going to say is 'I told you so'.
My colt, who is two and a half, is currently trained in the most basic of the basics... All he knows right now is walk, trot, canter, and stop. I'm doing his training and I'm the only person who is training im, though, if I didn't think he was physically and mentally mature enough to handle it, I wouldn't have already been on him a few times... As it is, he's not being messed with until his third birthday, then we'll do some more basics for the next year and start the harder stuff the next year when he's four.