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post #1 of 7 Old 10-14-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Riding (urgent)

I have a horse who is turning two in spring. He is really willing and does every thing you ask him. He is a paint horse gelding and is pretty big.
So today I sat on his back for a few minutes(say, 6 min or so. I did not know how stupid that was). Now after reading about damaging his back I am really worried and feel really stupid.
I am pretty new to horses so please don't bite off my head.
The people I got him from said I could sort of sit on him a bit but not ride him hard he did walk around slowly though.
PS. I was sitting on him bare back with no bridle. He did seem normal after wards and he did not look like he was in pain.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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You're fine and he will be fine......just wait until he matures some more
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The chances that you have done longterm damage are minimal - the important thing is to make changes now that you are aware of the possible results - in other words, you can't change what you have done, but you can (and should) change what you do in the future by not backing him until he is at least two (three would be even better). If he isn't even turning two until spring he is only a year and a half old at this point - at what age did the previous people own him and were they also backing him? If so, there is a chance that there could be damage as it isn't just this "one time" thing you have done and would have taken place at an even earlier age.
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You're fine and he will be fine......just wait until he mature some more
Thanks so much! I will def wait until he is old enough.
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The chances that you have done longterm damage are minimal - the important thing is to make changes now that you are aware of the possible results - in other words, you can't change what you have done, but you can (and should) change what you do in the future by not backing him until he is at least two (three would be even better). If he isn't even turning two until spring he is only a year and a half old at this point - at what age did the previous people own him and were they also backing him? If so, there is a chance that there could be damage as it isn't just this "one time" thing you have done and would have taken place at an even earlier age.
they were not riding him yet and I got him 2 1/2 mos. Ago.
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Sitting on him for a few minutes won't have damaged him. :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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Yep, just don't do it again until he's more mature. Believe me, I know how tricky it can be to wait. I have a 2 year old coming 3 in late spring and I keep going back and forth about if and exactly when I want to back him. His ground manners are beautiful and he lets me tack him up like any other broke horse, but I think I will probably wait until spring.
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