i have a trainer but the owner of the pony and the trainer dont get along .I had a medium and she was a welsh cross and we broke her rely early but she was very sturdy and it was me and my mother all the way till i got to the pony hunters but she was a little spooky
Last edited by beccanlily4eva; Apr. 10, 2007 at 03:29 PM.
The question is not how early is too early to 'brake' a horse.... the question is how young is too young for a rider to be involved in BREAKING a horse...and the answer is when they cant use the correct form of a word for starting a horse. Not being snarky sweetheart but at 13,'we' (COTH BB-ers) are not the people to direct your questions about starting a horse, your mom/dad/trainer/Barn Owner... people who are tangible and close to you are better sources of advice and info. You are young and so is the pony and none of us would want to misguide you in what will be the most important time for you and the pony...the beginning. People should be there with you and your pony helping to make well informed decisions based on experience and observation. Good luck with your pony, have fun and be safe!
Dreams are meant to come true, not free... "Everything I do, I do out of fear of being mediocre."
i have a trainer but id rather not work w/ him on her she is to special he is more of a jumper trainer i use hum for when i do the pony jumpers and jr hunters i had a medium and she was a welsh cross and we brok her rely early but she was very sturdy and it was me and my mother all the way till i got to the pony hunters but she was a little spooky
The junior hunters, you say? You must be a very good rider. I'm sure you'll have no trouble breaking your new pony. I'm assuming it will be a regular pony hunter? What size is it?
Originally Posted by tidy rabbit
Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.
its a large small and im just starting the jr hunters my first show is in a few weesk he is a rely good boy and he has been around the block a few times and thanks im just seing what some other opionions are.
Last edited by beccanlily4eva; Apr. 10, 2007 at 03:30 PM.
If she is a very nice pony prospect, send her out for 3 months to someone who specializes in starting young horses and ponies. If no one like that is in your area, try to find a trainer who starts young reining horses. 14 hands is normal for young reining horses, and she will come back with good basics, good balance, and a good attitude.
Please pay attention in school and learn to spell better - it will help you get further in life. In 6th grade (12), we were expected to be able to write a one page essay with no spelling errors. Advice given with good wishes, not malice.