Breaking A Horse

ALEX: Well, breaking a horse to saddle and rider is sort of a long, step-by-step introduction for a young horse to a horse being accustomed to a saddle and bridle and being accustomed to having a weight on their back, which they’ve never had before.

It’s a very delicate process that needs to be done the right way, because if it’s done the wrong way, then a horse could have some really bad things to carry with them through their life. So it’s important to do it right, probably with the help of a professional trainer to help you break that horse.

Usually that process is between one and two years old is when you want to start the process of breaking a horse, and it’s to be done in a very step-by-step methodical way.