Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
Alex, Im on the fence. I dont think things should be done one way because theyve ALWAYS been done that way, but I also think people go a little nuts sometimes. For example before I was born, pregnant women had the occasional beer, recommended by the doctor. Now if a pregnant woman had a beer, someone would call the cops! Thats probably a good change, right? But literally everything changed in the 7 year gap between my kids....did everything about children change in 7 years? Just pop over to a preg forum and say you're gona use bumpers, See how fast the sharks draw blood!
My horse was started lightly with no bit and isnt really ridden. She will prob get another 30, 60 days in a year or so.I sincerely doubt she will be crippled by this. Did no one give piggy back rides as a kid? In any case, my riding horse is 20 years old, and if I want go ride....rare lately...its her that gets to suffer with me for awhile. And she has noooo problem wanting to go fast, which is something I would not make my 2 year old do.
All Im saying is that not all 2 year olds have been destroyed by being broken in at what is now considered "early". And many people dont actually KNOW if their horse counts among those. Its a personal decision, and if the horse is nice, call the vet out.
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