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    Default how old should a horse be to start braking them

    How old should a Horse/pony be before you start to brake them



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    Quote Originally Posted by beccanlily4eva View Post
    How old should a Horse/pony be before you start to brake them
    It depends. How big is the pony/horse, and how much does the troll weigh that will be riding it?
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    I think there are tons of threads on this subject already. Go to the top of the screen, hit "search forum" and look around. You should find something



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    "Braking them"? Are we talking two wheel drive, or 4x4?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ExJumper View Post
    It depends. How big is the pony/horse, and how much does the troll weigh that will be riding it?
    Now exjumper, they may be new. Lets try to be nice.



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    im talking 4x4 the pony is 14 hands



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    this is only my second time on this



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    How old are you?
    Quote Originally Posted by tidy rabbit View Post
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    I am 13 and i just got asked to ride a pony new pony.
    Last edited by beccanlily4eva; Apr. 10, 2007 at 02:28 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by beccanlily4eva View Post
    How old should a Horse/pony be before you start to brake them
    Oh, they are never too young to have a good stop in them.

    (sorry, couldn't resist!)
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    A new pony or a young (unbroken) one? Green horses (and esp ponies) should have experienced trainers imho.

    Ideally at least 3.5 to sit on them. But in hand, manners, lungeing, etc earlier.
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    she is unbroke and she is 3 is it to young



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    Do you have a trainer that you will be working with?

    Why don't you tell us about the pony and ask questions about what you want to know.



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    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
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    I see......


    psssst
    ExJumper, I'm with you.



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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccanlily4eva View Post
    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?
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    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 02:30 PM.



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    All I am going to say here is TRAINER. Please. I'll leave ExJumper to the fun stuff. Even though I agree.



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    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.

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