What is appropriate work for a 3 year old tb?

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What is appropriate work for a 3 year old tb?

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    11-29-2010, 08:52 PM
What is appropriate work for a 3 year old tb?

I'm leasing and possibly buying a 2 almost 3 year old ottb. She is amazing. So calm and relaxed. Acts like a 15 year old. Doesnt spook or anything. I am building her back up now(she wasn't being messed with for 2 months and lost her muscle tone) Im doing walk trot.. I did take her two laps at a canter just to see if she would buck(i was told she likes to buck going in only because someone who didnt know what they were doing messed her up)
I'm planning to train her in jumping just wondering whats appropriate for her age?
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    11-29-2010, 08:56 PM
I would start with some hill work to build muscle. Then start her on walking, and trotting over poles. Make the poles far away, close together. Once she is comfortable with poles she will be less likely to refuse jumps. Since she is only 2, I would not jump her at all for a while. Take it slow.
    11-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Usually with one that young we will just trot and canter around the ring with only fairly large circles. By three the horse would be introduced to smaller circles and trot polls that are spaced pretty far out and over time start putting them closer together. I think it's fine to start jumping late into the third year, depending on the horse.

It's much worse to do too much with a young horse than to do too little. Horses growth plates are done fusing until 5-6 years old and any damage can severely impact them later in life.

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