So I want to train Duncan how to jump (like eventing) because I think he'd be great at it-- his mom cleared a three foot fence once, and I just love watching him jump and play when he's running across the pasture.
I've never done any English sort of eventing ever, and so I'll be coming back with a lot of questions.
The first one is how old should he be before I get started? He'll be a year old on March 31.
Also, I was wondering if it's okay to teach him how to do things without a rider on him. Obviously if I start now he can't have anyone on him since he's still so young, but even when he gets older I'll be too big to ride on him. Is that okay, or should I find some brave kids to help? I was planning on finding some knowledgable kids to help me anyway with training him to be under saddle anyway.
I think that's it for now. I love this forum-- it's been so helpful in helping me raise my first colt