How often/ much should you work a 4 year old?
Hi all! As some of you know I've recently purchased a coming 4 year old Connemara gelding. I've never had a horse being ridden regularly so young, and I'd love some input on how much is too much for a four year old. He's well built and looks well developed, not exactly sure what's still going on inside but he has a good length of back and is not bum high. He loves to work as well, will just go and go. What are your thoughts on how often a four year old should be worked, and for how long? Do you put a limit on the amount of small circles, little jumps, etc? I don't want to strain his growing body but he is so game and solid, and I would like to get him out competing this year. Thanks very much!