I am looking at loaning a 3 and a half year old Friesian gelding. He has looks to die for I am going to go and meet him on Monday and see how it goes.
He was backed in September of last year and could walk, trot and canter under saddle. I have just been told he stopped working a month ago due to him having a "splint". I was also told he will need to be lunged for a while before getting on him because of this.
1. What does the woman mean by splint?
2. When she says lunging before getting on him, does she mean lunging for a couple of weeks before starting riding, or does she mean lunge for a short while and then ride him straight after?
Also, a couple of other questions.
1. When things are back to normal with him, how would I start schooling a 3 year old? She says he rushes into his trot and is unbalanced in his canter.
Will ask more as I think of them