A horse that is accustomed to the tack and the rider and has begun his initial training as a riding horse.
Breaking a horse in should be done carefully. The way a horse has been broken-in can affect the rest of his life as a riding horse. There are several philosophies when it comes to breaking horses in and it is crucial to let an experienced rider do it or to be working closely with a trainer.
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