Age Appropriate Training

By Phillippa Christie

Historically, traditional horsemanship has not taken the information available on physical and emotional development into account for the basis of age-appropriate training. There is a great deal of new scientific findings available which radically shake up what we believed about training horses. While some of the horse world is still playing catch-up, the knowledge of both skeletal development in relation to training, nutrition and management requires a revolution in training for every single horse. This article explores the ages at which we should train our horses and how we can train them, and how these play key roles in the performance and longevity of physical and mental health.

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