Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
My grandparents raise and race Standardbreds, and they refuse to race any of their horses before they are 3 so that they have more time to grow and actually fill out a bit....(Halter breaking them at 6 months to a year, harness breaking them at 2, then turning them back out). Growing up around racehorses my whole (short) life, I have seen lots of 2 yo's not come back to the track from being over raced, but plenty more coming back because they were properly brought along. That being said....if she isn't over doing it, and introducing SMALL cross rails and lots of trotting poles in her flat work, then there shouldnt be a problem with it. Jumping him every lesson, not such a good idea. 4 or 5 SMALL fences in a week....maybe sure. SJ competition, h e double hockey sticks no!