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    02-17-2010, 08:17 PM
There is nothing wrong with starting him over single poles and pole sets. That is not going to hurt him at 3. 4 is a good age to start over cross rails and jumps under 2 feet. But there's nothing wrong with poles. Around 3 and a half maybe start free jumping him over small jumps. I wouldn't do it everyday, maybe just once a week and not big, but that won't hurt him. As much as my 3 year old gallops, bucks, and rears in the pasture playing, some small jumps are not going to hurt them.
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    02-18-2010, 06:04 PM
I have a 7 year old ex racer. I started him over trot poles, but I lunged him before each session. But anyway, yes, I would start him over trot poles. Wait for a bit until you start jumping big because his muscles still need to get stronger. Don't hold your reins too tight and take him on some trails. That always helps!

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