I recently got a 2yr old Arab filly named Warrior she's my first youngin and I was just wanting know what things should a 2yr old know she wasn't handled much by previous owners. I've taught her basic things such as leading properly, how to stand tied, picking up feet, she knows "back" we're working on "whoa", to load in a trailer and we're currently working on lunging. Haven't worked with her on bathing yet its been way to cold.
I know some people start their horses under saddle at 2 yrs but Warrior is very small for her age she's the size of my barn owners 8 month old QH colt and she's Arab on top of that and I know they develop slower than other breeds so when would be a good age to start her I was thinking either 4 or 5 but wasn't sure if that was to late to start. What do you think?
So ANY advice, suggestions or opinions you may have about training or starting would help a bunch. Oh and I ride Western don't know if that helps.
To show you her size here's Warrior