Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
I used to ride with friends on their property and one of them started riding his mare again about 3 weeks after foaling. We would ride all over the property which is huge, hills gullys etc, and the foal would just run along with us. The mare was fine, an absolute gem. We had more stops for the foals sake but not to the point of being annoying so that was no problem. That foal barely took any 'breaking in', she was used to going places, doing things, people patting and leaning all over her, and she carried a little 'back pack' long before she had a saddle on!!
Of course, it was his own horse. I would not think it right the situation OP was put in.