Horse training question: How long does it really take to train a horse to ride? Youtube videos make it look?
so easy… but, I think they may be creating false hope for the novice. I’m still working on gentling mine. Could you give me various time lines on this? What is your experience.. Gosh, this is gonna help so much, thanks.
There is no definite time period to have a horse trained, it tends to vary. horses are humbling animals; there will always be something to learn, regardless of how long you’ve been in the field.
Ordinarily, it takes a month or so, but I’ve had wild variations.
Longest it took me was six months, but that was on a traumatised TB stallion who required a lot of special attention.
Shortest amount of time was probably for a lovely Connemara I broke for a friend, she was broke after about ten days.
Like I said, it really varies.
Just remember to be patient and ensure that you and the horse build up a bond of trust; that way the breaking in will be so much easier.
Also, try and let your horse teach you a little something on this journey of learning and discovery.