Originally Posted by BlueEyed paint View Post
She turns 6 in next year and that is when she is allowed to be cantered and jumped. I want no jumping period until then and light cantering once a week i will allow if i have to. Its safer for them i dont want a horse at 20 to be swayed and broken down.
I was trotting and cantering my 4 y/o (he never did jump), and at 20 y/o he didn't have a smidge of a swayed back.
Many people hold off on breaking a horse to saddle until they're 4 y/o, but I've never heard of not letting one canter or jump until they're 6.
At 5 y/o I can see restricting her jumping to the lower levels, but there's no such thing as their backs 'closing'. Their knees do, but their backs are one long line of veterbrae; they're not going to compress.
So let's see, you don't want anyone jumping or cantering her, she's only green broke so you expect someone to put their time, effort and money into getting her broke properly, you want 24/7 visitation rights, and you only want her trained by NH methods.
Good luck finding anyone willing to put up with those ridiculous 'conditions'.
There are plenty of already well trained animals out there for lease with none of those restrictions.