AGE TO START RIDING

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At what age can my horse be broke to ride?

AGE TO START RIDING

A standard rule of thumb for the age a young horse should be broke and ridden is related to the completed growth in the knee or carpus joints. Between two and four years of age an xray examination can be performed to determine if the physical developement of the knee is sufficient to allow the horse to carry weight. Excessive strain to ligaments, bones and muscle should always be avoided when starting or training the young horse.

   

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