Mocha has just turned three, and at this point has had all the ground work done with him from desensitizing, ground driving, etc. I have backed him a few times, but I can not afford to get hurt, and I want him to be started by someone more qualified than I am. Anyway, I thought I would get him started with a western trainer this fall. I'm wondering if I should do this as he would get a good start, but with me working full time I don't know if I could continue with the riding time that he would need after it. Part of me thinks get him started this fall, do what I can over the winter and spring, and then take back to the trainer for a quick refresher early spring. I am off all summer and can have time to devote next summer to the riding and setting some goals for some showing. The other part of me says completely wait until early spring, get him into training and then continue in the summer so there is a reguarlity and consistency in his training??? Any suggestions, advice is welcome!