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Hi all.

I have a 3.5 (foaled April 2018) mare who's sire was Clydesdale and out of a Standardbred mare.
Both parents were 16-16.1h.
I purchased her almost a year ago at 13.3h from slaughter.
She is now 15h-15.1 (going through a growth stage now).

I have done extensive ground work with her and am going well with that, so this post wont be about any ground work or any training exercises to do with her.

My question is this:
When did you start your crosses under saddle?

I have someone lined up to start her professionally and I will be getting her knees x-rayed before even considering sending her to them.
I have researched and read numerous articles that state the cartiledge in a horses bones starts to harden from the ground up, meaning that the neck and spine are last to mature, particularly in draft breeds.

Thanks for taking the time to read! :)

Here is a picture of Whiskey for reference.
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