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Re: RC: Unbroke 5 year old too old to break?

>S. Taylor
>I am thinking about buying a 5 1/2 year old mare that is halter broke,
>lunges etc but has never been saddled/bridled.  Is this horse too old to
>be broke to ride?

I rarely send any of my horses to a trainer for saddle training until they
are 5 or 6 -- I want to give their muscular-skeletal structure sufficient
time to mature.  They are still immature physically and mentally even at 4.

That mare is at a good age to start under saddle.

Lynn Kinsky (Santa Ynez, CA)

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