In order to build the personality and physique of a horse, it is important to train young horses. You might be confused at the different kinds of tips you can see regarding horse training. The reason being, that some times there may be conflicting tips which makes it very difficult to judge which tip is more appropriate.
Horses also possess different types of personalities. They could either be fast learners or slow to understand. You need to understand the personality of the horse before you starting training young horses. Every breed has their own characteristics and the horses may differ from each other in spite of being the same breed too. Knowing the development rate of a horse would give you and idea on how much training must be given to the horse as well as the ways on modulating the training schedule appropriately.
The right time to train a horse is when they’re already 5 years old. You can start training them now but keep in mind that they are still on their tender age and you should be extra flexible with them. Being iron-fisted at this age is very detrimental for their over all development. Making the 5 year old horse understand the feeling of having a saddle on the back is your main agenda.
You might observe that mountain horses could already be trained even at the tender age of 2. At the same time Arabian horses, that have a slower development rate, cannot be taught a thing at the same age. There should be no comparisson between horses since each horse is entirely different from the other.
Don’t train young horse like they’re full grown horses. An average of 15-30 minutes training sessions for them is enough.
Choose the appropriate environment for training young horses. A good training environment would help calm your horse making him composed enough to absorb instructions correctly. Choose a good ground which is not sandy. A horse might find it difficult to train on sandy ground since it would be much of an effort for him to pull out his legs since it might sink on the sand. Avoid slanting field too since it would also tire the horse. In training young horses, you must choose a level ground.
Look for a good trainer to train your horse. They have already dealt with lots of horses and have ample experience to understand the horse and train it suitably. You can start training young horses but never overdo it or you might stress him out and it could further create a mark in the horse’s development.