When would you break this pony?
My pony is a major league brat. :winkgrin:
He needs a job to stay out of trouble! :lol:
He is an 2007 August foal. When would you start breaking him to ride? He'll finish medium. I am 5'2" and still a tad over 120lbs (normal weight 110lbs, still have some post-pregnancy weight to loose!).
Had he been a normal spring foal, I'd feel 100% comfortable sitting on him a bit during the winter, but since he's a later foal... Should I wait? I am just unsure because ponies have different growth rates than horses. He's a Shetland/Yak mix (:p).
I probably wouldn't sit on him until I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 110lbs, plus I want to teach him to lunge and long-line beforehand.
What do you think? Or is the pony vs. horse growth pattern a myth? That might just settle it. :)