Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
With the futurities, I can see the mental readiness (or lack of) as being a much bigger problem for 2 year olds than the physical aspect of being ridden at two. How do you get a 2 year old ready to compete?? That is a lot of training to get done by that age! It seems very high stress for them!?!
Also, Lane, of those 2 year olds that you started, what age have see been able to observe them to? (if that makes sense)
I have been feeling really bad starting my stallion when he was 2 (not that I have seen any adverse affects, but he is only 6 now). From what I am reading about development, it makes sense that starting later would be safer, but starting at 2 is such a big thing also...I am so confused! :)