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horse_luver4e 02-03-2008 08:12 PM

What age should you start a horse?
What age should you start a horse for riding? I think you should start saddling them at age 2. But thats just my opinion. :wink:

Harlee rides horses 02-03-2008 08:15 PM

I started Hoopie, my mare, at age 2.

tim 02-03-2008 08:19 PM

Yea, I say 2 but it will change sometimes based on the horse.

jazzyrider 02-03-2008 08:39 PM

a late 2 year old

Kyani 02-03-2008 08:42 PM

Are we talking saddling, first moutning or actually riding?

jazzyrider 02-03-2008 08:45 PM

i was going based on first mounting, not much riding

horse_luver4e 02-03-2008 08:52 PM

I guess you have to look at the horse. In the reining world, there horses are fully finnished at age 3. While they don't even take some dressage horses out of the barn till there age 6.

Jr_lover 02-03-2008 08:57 PM

i say late 2 year old or 2 and a half. Thats how they are around here.

You also have to think that dressage people tend to teach their horses alot more technical things that take longer to learn than most western things.

Sara 02-03-2008 09:38 PM

No offense, but why do we keep beating this dead horse?

Kyani 02-03-2008 10:05 PM

Sara makes a point. Most of us have already explained our views in detail in Delete's thread.

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