I have no desire these days to push futurity horses. I started out that way and have the arthritic mare in my pasture to show for it, winning isn't that important to me anymore. I like to start mine as long 2's, slow & easy walk/a bit of trot through fall/winter and then start into more work as 3's in the spring. By the time spring rolls around they've got a great neck rein, understand leg pressure and have control over every part independently. Makes for an easy finish as 3 yo's.