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  1. #1
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    Jan. 2, 2009

    Default Definition of a "youth horse"?

    Hi, my friend and I were trail riding. I ride a pony. She thought a youth horse was pony sized. I thought it was a horse suited(regardless of size) to a young person. Who is right? Or could it be both?

    Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know. Anonymous

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2010


    I think of temperament more than size when I think youth horse, although I would be surprised to hear of a 16-17 hh horse a "youth horse", I would think more pony/hony sized, not over 16hh.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 14, 2007


    I also think it matters in re: what type of horse you are looking for in the ads...for instance...your sign in name of 'half arabian' the half arab world, I find 'youth horse' has MUCH more to do with most half arabs/arabs do not get huge...and if they do, they're big money, and not often ONLY advertised as youth horses...but most of the smaller ones are.
    "Indecision may or may not be my problem"
    --Jimmy Buffett

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 10, 2007
    down south


    Temperament more than size IMO. A pony can be not suitable for a youth in some cases but the 16h horse can be. It's all in the brain of the horse and the training
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole

  5. #5
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    Feb. 26, 2008


    What is a "youth" to you? I have a sweetheart of a horse for sale who is 17.2+ and have had numerous calls about him for 12-15yr old girls. And , yes, his height IS in the ads and he IS that height.
    Horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
    ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.

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