Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
I don't start jumping horses until they are 4... and even then... sometimes they aren't ready physically or mentally. My 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire mare wasn't mentally ready until she was 6, nor did she stop growing until then (topped out at nearly 17hh). I have seen a lot of very successful young horses jumping... and then five years later they break down. I just wouldn't push it.
There's my two cents :)
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