So, I am in the middle of trying to train my 2 year old mare to accept all those things that make a good adult horse. My goal is to actually mount her this summer, although of course she is so young that the only thing I will be doing is getting on, walking around a few steps, and getting off. Serious riding doesn’t start until after she is 3. Or at least it shouldn’t unless you want a broke down horse by the time they are 10. I want Bella to be sound as possible her whole life, so she is allowed as much time as she wants to just be a horse, she spends no time in a stall, as I feel this is not healthy. Bella has fabulous movement, I would hope that in the future we can go to dressage shows and have a great life together!