training question

training question

Post by Katie Ston » Fri, 03 Nov 2000 14:58:06


Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
comment? Thanks
 
 
 

training question

Post by Meghan Noeck » Fri, 03 Nov 2000 16:44:01

On Thu, 02 Nov 2000 05:58:06 GMT, "Katie Stone"

Quote:

>Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
>slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
>comment? Thanks

All breeds are still immature at this age. I would wait at least a
year to even start riding, let alone jumping which is much harder on
the horse.

Keep in mind that the vertebral column is the last set of growth
plates to finish devloping.

Deb Bennet wrote a nice article explaining why it is best to wait
until 4 to start riding. One of the main issues is that a young horse
tends to brace against the weight of the rider, and a horse that is
bracing cannot round his back. And this would be especially important
with jumping.

Meghan
Friesians in the Northwest
http://www.zoocrewphoto.com/friesian.htm

 
 
 

training question

Post by Jet Cit » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 11:59:04

"Katie Stone" wrote

Quote:
> Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
> slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
> comment? Thanks

With a Hannie/Trak/any other WB filly I'd wait a good year before even
starting with her. Then I'd spend about a year on basics (lunging, bitting,
carriage, etc) before even thinking of starting her on poles/ raised
cavaletti.Wait til she's about five before even starting over low fences.
All the previous work will only enhance her performance, and will give her
time to fully mature.

 
 
 

training question

Post by Jane H. Kilbe » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
>slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
>comment? Thanks

I usually start mine as a long 2 year older or as a good 3 year older. I
simply ride them lightly, just putting on the miles, handling and the
basics with no fancy work. then when a long 3 year older or a 4 year
older, they are ready mentally to begin easy work such as low fences, show
trail/pleasure, working cow, junior reining and the like.

down the spotted trails. . . in the great nation of Tejas
jane h. kilberg and her gang of spots (GOS)
member: ApHC, Montgomery County *** Horse Committee
editor/publisher: Appaloosa Network

 
 
 

training question

Post by PeabodyF » Sun, 05 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Subject: training question

>Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
>slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
>comment?

I have a 17 month old Oldenburg filly... I plan to start her under saddle at 3
years- 3 1/2 years.  She has worn a saddle... a bridle... loads in the
trailer... jumps my jumps in the arena by herself...washes... stands for the
farrier...is beginning to walk around on a lunge line (just to get used to the
idea) Proud mom, eh?

I totally agree with waiting.  These warm *** horses are drastically
different than the tbreds, quarter horses...etc. PATIENCE!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 

training question

Post by Meghan Noeck » Mon, 06 Nov 2000 14:04:31


Quote:
>>Subject: training question

>>Just purchased Hann/TB filly. 2.5 yrs. I've heard you should take it VERY
>>slow with this breed in terms of starting her over fences. Anyone care to
>>comment?

>I have a 17 month old Oldenburg filly... I plan to start her under saddle at 3
>years- 3 1/2 years.  She has worn a saddle... a bridle... loads in the
>trailer... jumps my jumps in the arena by herself...washes... stands for the
>farrier...is beginning to walk around on a lunge line (just to get used to the
>idea) Proud mom, eh?

>I totally agree with waiting.  These warm *** horses are drastically
>different than the tbreds, quarter horses...etc. PATIENCE!!!!!!!!!

I read a very nice article by Deb Bennet, and she said that no breeds
are later maturing than others. All breeds are slow in maturing. It is
just that many breeds *appear* to mature earlier.

I would not want to start riding until age 4. Maybe carry a saddle and
bridle, or ground drive some at age 3, but not ride at 3.

Meghan
Friesians in the Northwest
http://SportToday.org/