|shermanismybaby3006 ||10-10-2008 08:17 PM |
Paints and Qaurter horses!
I know this is probably not the right place to post this but I have been hearing that it depends on the breed of when you should break your horse to ride.
If you have a paint or quarter horse or have broke one. At what age did you break them?
|FGRanch ||10-10-2008 08:34 PM |
There is post just like this a in horse training! :D I put 5-15 walk rides on my two year olds and then really start them at three. If you ride them hard before they are three they will be stiff a sore by the time they are eight.
|QuarterPony ||10-10-2008 09:27 PM |
I second Fehr -- starting too soon (I usually begin at 3, like FGR) can cause problems in the future -- I also suggest starting a few rides before age three, but then...really training harder at three.
If that makes any sense... if it doesn't, just say I second FGR completely! :wink:
|FGRanch ||10-10-2008 09:32 PM |
Made perfect sense QP! :D
|appylover31803 ||10-10-2008 10:01 PM |
I have a qh gelding. Not sure when he was broke to ride, but at 15, he's going on 4 (energy wise, not behavioral wise)
I say at 3-3 1/2 you can start doing some rides w/t and some canter work, but I would wait to do some serious training until they are 4 years plus.
|shermanismybaby3006 ||10-10-2008 10:31 PM |
It makes perfect sense QP:-)
|PaintHorseMares ||10-10-2008 10:57 PM |
All our Paints were broke in their third year, too.
|Joshie ||10-10-2008 11:38 PM |
Joshua (paint) is about 3 1/2 and our DD is starting to ride him. He's a very good, calm guy and DD's a small girl.
|ArabianAmor ||10-11-2008 04:27 PM |
Due to the fact that horses skeletons dont fully develop until the age of 6, 3 1/2 is usually the proper age to start them under the saddle.
Because they are training them way too soon, race horses can suffer from bad cannon bone injuries etc.
|My2Geldings ||10-11-2008 07:52 PM |
The earliest I would start mine is 3. It all depends on the breed as well. Bigger horses or heavier breeds should be started a bit later because of their size as they take longer to mature.
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