Originally Posted by Lauren Woodard
So, what do you think about a one day old Mustang going along with its mother and the herd over hill and dale, running and jumping anything in the path, arroyos and logs? There's nothing wrong with jumping. I assumed you weren't going to be on her. As to lunging, a herd of youngsters will run circles around each other all day long and spin and cut.
However, if you're not skilled in teaching these safely at this time then don't.
To be fair, you can't really compare a wild mustang to a tame horse. Horses that are domesticated are wanted as riding companions for longer than a wild horse would be, and I have never seen wild horses run around in deep sand over and over...?
I agree with posters, basic work, but don't over do it, and I wouldn't want my youngster jumping anything at this time.