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    Default What does 'lightly started' mean??

    I'm seeing this a lot in horse ads. I'm not quite sure what it means. Clues, anyone??
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    I would use it to describe a horse that I've sat on a few times, walk around a bit, maybe a little trot.
    somewhere between ground work and green broke


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    My understanding is that it means something like 60 days were put on - horse doesn't try to buck rider off, knows walk/trot/maybe canter and a little steering. Not much work was done with horse, either - so maybe started 30 days, rest for a month or two, then 30 days again - something to that effect.



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    Depending on the person saying it, somewhere between 'it's been sat on twice 6 months ago and no one died' to '60 days of real basics, maybe some w/t/c, steering, but not confirmed.' It might have only been ridden on the lounge line and it might never have cantered under saddle. It's basically between backed and green broke.


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    I had a horse that had maybe a dozen rides on her one fall, left for the winter, and maybe a dozen rides in the spring when I listed her for sale. You could walk, trot, sometimes canter, steer, and she was very willing, but greener than green. I advertised her as lightly started under saddle (she'd also had a couple of years of driving under her belt and had gone to some driving shows, so it was also a distinction from that, where I would have considered her quite experienced).



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    Quote Originally Posted by goneriding24 View Post
    I'm seeing this a lot in horse ads. I'm not quite sure what it means. Clues, anyone??
    Knows how to walk, trot, and possibly canter under saddle. Very green.

    That's what it means to me.



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    To me, I'd think a lightly started horse has probably been sat on and has the basics of stop, start, and turn. This may be from 3 rides to 30 rides depending on the horse and/or trainer.



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    Oh, okay, thanks.
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