New 3 year old Standerbred Gelding...WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
January 29, 2009 9:18am CST
Well, my 27 year old mother has done it again! LOL, I actually couldn't be happier. She got herself a free 3 year old, Sgelding named Pogue Mahone. Question is... How do I express to her the dangers of backing a horse at her age? I have volunteered myself... my body, in hopes that I will sacrifice myself and be the first person up on him. LOL, i have seen him lunged, and he seems to be quite the sensible boy. Any advice on how you know it's time? I recommended her doing some natural horsemanship to build a relationship from the ground up. Does anyone have experience with natural horsemanship? Parelli? Breaking Horses? And at what age should you start weighing the dangers of starting a horse?
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3 Feb 09
I'm hoping that your mom isn't 27 and that is a typo. Here are my questions: How much riding experience does your mom have? How long have you had the gelding? Do you have a roundpen/small area to start him? I would stay away from Parelli. 3 is a good age to start them if it is done properly and if the horse is physically and mentally ready. You can check out doubleatraining.net for more info.
13 Feb 09
yes, she is 47. She has been riding since she was a little girl. She used to be an exercise rider when she was younger, and trained Tennessee Walkers for a well known breeder in Ontario. I know that she has the experience...but I do not want her hurting herself. UPDATE: We have ridden him, and he was absolutely fine. He has a sensible head for a very green 3 year old. My new worry is that she will move to fast and try to many new things. She wants a trail horse, and I don't want her getting hurt.