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        09-09-2013, 08:13 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I agree with Smrobs. If it's a young horse, it could be beneficial. If it's an older horse who knows their job, then there is no need. They know their job and what is expected of them. If they spend a few months not doing work, they aren't going to forget. Hell, if you want an example, there's a video somewhere of Shining Spark doing a perfect sliding stop after not being ridden for 11 years or so.

    The most that's going to happen is that the horse may lose muscle conditioning that they would have from doing work undersaddle, but that can be kept in control with lunging exercises.
         
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        09-09-2013, 08:16 PM
      #12
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    What kind of horse is this, OP? Is he well broke and has been ridden for years? Were you warned when you bought him that he was "cold backed"?

    Only reason I ask is that this method has it's place on young horses. If you do it right, it can really help to make them progress in their training, but on an older, broke horse, it serves no purpose.

    As a new rider, you should have a horse that you should be able to saddle after several months off and ride right off without a single issue. If you can't do that with your horse, then he's likely not a good enough horse to be suitable for a new rider/owner.
    Yes. I put a lot of miles on our young ones when they were 3-7 years old and now, at 10 and 11 yrs, they're always ready to just saddle and go, regardless of how long between rides.
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        09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'll second Paint on that one. Hurricane Irene destroyed my house.
    Couldn't really ride for 9 months, went camping, hopped on, all good.
    All my horses are young still, 7-10, didn't miss a step.
         
        09-11-2013, 12:38 AM
      #14
    Foal
    It would hurt him. But hinestly if I ciukdnt ride I woulx juat vo out brush him spend time with him you di t have to ride work him in a riund pen
         
        09-11-2013, 12:42 AM
      #15
    Showing
    I really am failing to see the point...........
         
        09-11-2013, 12:50 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    Yes. I put a lot of miles on our young ones when they were 3-7 years old and now, at 10 and 11 yrs, they're always ready to just saddle and go, regardless of how long between rides.
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    LOL, this old guy hadn't seen a saddle in well over a year when I caught him right out of the pasture, threw the saddle on, and went to carry the flag.
         

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